PASCO NEWS: Trooper nominated for national hero award for saving lives

TAMPA, FLa. - Florida Highway Patrol trooper Toni Shuck has been nominated for the 2023 Rise Award. The Axon RISE awards were created to shine a light on the heroic stories of first responder partners who go above and beyond the call of duty to protect their communities.

Each year, three RISE Officer awards are awarded. RISE Officer honors individuals who have saved a life or shown exemplary performance in a high stress situation.

Trooper Schuck left her post protecting thousands of runners in the Skyway 10K crossing Tampa Bay to stop a drunk driver fleeing from police and headed toward those runners on the bridge. She drove head-on into the driver in a last ditch effort to stop her. Trooper Schuck was the very last line of defense for these runners and was successful in stopping the threat at great risk to her personal safety..


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