TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Florida Highway Patrol welcomed some new troopers Friday.
The 71 new graduates are part of the 138th basic recruit class.
The troopers completed their courses at the Florida Highway Patrol Training Academy.
Florida Chief Financial Officer, Jimmy Patronis, DHS-MV Executive Director, Terry L. Rhodes, and FHP Director, Colonel Gene Spaulding, were in attendance.
"This was an emotional day to see this next group of the 138th graduate class here," said Patronis. "It's a very large class, but the men and women are committed to be professionals to create and strengthen our community."