After 36 years on the job with the Florida Highway Patrol, on Tuesday she worked her final shift.
Master Trooper Barbara Ehrhart is the longest-serving female member of the Florida Highway Patrol, working F-Troop in Manatee County. When she joined the FHP back in 1983, there’d been one female trooper there before her. Since then there have been more than a hundred.
In those 36 years, Earhart has seen the best and worst parts of the job. The toughest part she said was delivering the horrible news of a fatality. But there have been highlights too.