MADD Hosts Law Enforcement Recognition Award Ceremony

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving is hosting a ceremony to honor outstanding law enforcement, especially “Heroes of the Highway” for their efforts to end drunk driving.

MADD has asked 20 agencies in and around the Brazos Valley to nominate an officer that most closely fits the following criteria: highest number of DWI arrests, thoroughness of case work completed (i.e. reporting, sobriety testing, video taping, etc.), and in cases of fatality: good photographs, witness interviews, BACs on all parties, careful handling of specimens and evidence, thorough and convincing testimony in court.

The event will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 11:30am to 1:00pm at Wellborn Community Center. Twenty-two officers in and around the Brazos Valley excelling in DWI enforcement and their supervisors will be honored this year. This event is made possible by community sponsors and private donations, as well as hosted by MADD Brazos Valley volunteers. 

Law enforcement officers keep citizens safe in many ways, including on the roadways. They work long hours with low pay, deal with difficult situations, and put themselves in danger on a daily basis — and some pay the ultimate price. Last year, more than one-third of the officers killed in the line of duty were killed in traffic crashes. That’s why MADD supports these heroes who keep our roadways safe and honors those who uphold MADD’s mission to end drunk driving, help stop drugged driving, to support victims of these violent crimes, and to prevent underage drinking.

Sponsors are still needed. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Wanda McGill at (979) 218-1011 or bizy.bee@verizon.net.