FHP Troop H Major Will Retire After Quota Scandal

His 34 year tenure ends September 5th

Tallahassee, FL - Major Mark Welch of the Florida Highway Patrol is retiring following the controversy over his ticket quota e-mail.

Welch commanded Troop "H" in the panhandle including Liberty and Franklin Counties. 

He sent an email to troopers requesting "two citations each hour."

Welch submitted a one line resignation letter stating he would step down on September 5th.

Attorney General Pam Bondi today said she was troubled by Welch's directive, which she called a stupid statement.

In response to the backlash, FHP is requiring a "prohibition on ticket quotas" as part of training for supervisors and higher ups.




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