If you watch News 6 Mornings, you know trooper steve. His popularity, positive attitude, helpful spirit and trooper experience-based traffic and driving information are a big part of the show.
Fans of Trooper Steve have been worried about him during the past year when he was fighting pneumonia and a bad car crash. Today, WKMG released a teaser video that shows Trooper Steve returning to the airwaves after his time away.
In March of 2006, Florida Highway Patrol trooper Steven Stone was on the job in a traffic stop when a man opened fire, shooting him five times and leaving him for dead. The Department of Public Safety said it was a day that changed Stone’s life.
The Department of Public Safety held a Purple Heart Ceremony for Stone Friday. It was the second honoring ceremony for state troopers injured in the line of duty.
Montiero joined the WKMG News 6 team in October of 2017 as a Traffic Safety Expert. A Central Florida native and decorated combat veteran, Montiero comes to the station after serving an eight-year assignment with the Florida Highway Patrol, where he was responsible for patrolling Osceola, Orange, Brevard, Lake, Seminole and Volusia counties along with the Orlando area of the Florida Turnpike. He then began doing public speaking engagements and found his passion for community involvement. Lt. Kim Montes took him under her wing and made him assistant Public Affairs Officer.