TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Ninety-five new troopers have joined the Florida Highway Patrol.
Thursday's graduation marked the first time two classes of recruits trained and graduated simultaneously. They join 1,800 troopers on patrol around the state.
Members of the 126th and 127th recruit classes went through 23 weeks of physical training and academic study. Their courses included human relations, law, firearms, defense tactics, vehicle operation and first aid. The recruits also participated in community service activities, including blood drives and working with those with developmental disabilities.