Sixty men and women gather in a parking lot under the intense Florida sun. Each one shares the dream of becoming a Florida State Trooper. None of them have any idea what they will endure to achieve that dream. 'Troopers: Inside the Florida Highway Patrol' follows the progress of Basic Recruit Class 118 through twenty-seven weeks of intense training to prepare them for the physical and psychological challenges they will face in their new careers. The documentary also portrays the various ways that Florida State Troopers work together to keep motorists safe on Florida's highways and an emotionally intimate look at what happens when the patrol loses one of its own.