MADD rewards best cops in Michigan
The Life Saver Awards are presented annually by Mothers Against Drunk Driving as an initiative to encourage police to aggressively combat drunken driving.
“These law enforcement officers are representative of the hundreds across the region who every day help make our communities and families safer by removing drunk drivers from Michigan roadways. It is often a thankless and dangerous task that goes unnoticed or unrecognized,” said Janette Kolodge, MADD state executive director.
Speaking today at the Holiday Inn in Livonia were Michael Prince, director, Office of Highway Safety Planning; Ken Stecker, traffic safety resource coordinator, Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan; chaplain Michael R. O’Mire, Michigan State Police Metro Detroit; Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy; Victim Speakers for MADD – Brittany Curtis; Zebbra Oliver; and Kolodge of MADD Michigan.
More than 80 officers were nominated for their drunken driving prevention and awareness efforts. Nine Lifesaver Award recipients were selected. Each won a Lifesaver award and will receive a scholarship to the 2012 Traffic Safety Summit. Every nominee was given a certificate and was was invited to attend the luncheon along with a supervisor.
This year’s presenter was Macomb County prosecuting attorney Eric Smith.
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Lifesaver Award recipients