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
Deputy Michael David
Trooper Tressa Duffi
Trooper John Janicki
Corporal Bruce Krot
Trooper Troy Meder
Officer Eric Meier
Deputy Phil Neuman
Deputy Travis Polash
Officer Monica Sise Oakland County Sheriff’s Office
Michigan State Police – Monroe Post
Michigan State Police – Petoskey Post
Dearborn Heights Police Department
Michigan State Police – Bay City Post
Chesterfield Township Police Department
Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office
Clinton County Sheriff’s Office
Detroit Police Department – 10th Precinct
Michigan Lifesaver nominees