FLHSMV: Declaration on the Death of Sergeant Master Hinton


“The entire family of FLHSMV today bemoans the loss of one of our own, FHP Master Sergeant Daniel Hinton. Sergeant Master Hinton was an extraordinary individual, who risked his life to protect and serve others. His life and career of 32 years are nothing less than heroic. We ask that you keep your wife and family in your prayers. “

– Executive Director of FLHSMV Terry L. Rhodes

– Colonel of FHP Gene Spaulding

Master Sergeant Hinton served 32 years with the Florida Highway Patrol. After graduating from the 77th recruiting class, his first job was in Troop F, Ft. Myers, and throughout his career, he served in the FHP Training Academy and the Criminal Interdiction Unit. Most recently, he served in the Office of Commercial Vehicle Compliance in Troop J, Ft. Myers.

Sergeant Master Hinton suffered a cardiac arrest during a training exercise and was transported to the Gulf Coast Hospital where he later died.