Nassau Co. sheriff reinstates motorcycle division

Published On: Jul 26 2013 01:12:22 PM EDT
Updated On: Jul 26 2013 01:14:06 PM EDT
Nassau County motorcycle deputies

Deputies Mark Murphy, Robin Patterson, Jimmy Nettles and Thomas Kelley

YULEE, Fla. -

Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper has reinstated the motorcycle division within the Sheriff's Office after a two-year hiatus and made history as well.

The four Harley-Davidson motorcycles sat idle in a storage shed for the last two years just gathering dust when Leeper decided to bring them back on the road.

The bikes will be utilized part-time on patrol, at special events and during parades. Deputies trained for two weeks at the North Florida Law Enforcement Training Center in Jacksonville with the Florida Highway Patrol before being allowed to work on the motorcycles.

After completing the training, Deputy Robin Patterson becomes the first ever female motor officer for the Nassau County Sheriff's Office.

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