A dozen Nebraska State Troopers, together with six based mostly in Grand Island, have been acknowledged for their efforts to maintain Nebraska roads secure by way of impaired driving enforcement and education.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) introduced Hero Awards to the 12 troopers, in addition to officers, deputies, and advocates from a number of different businesses and organizations across the state on Tuesday. The annual MADD Heroes Award ceremony was held at Wilderness Ridge in Lincoln. MADD honors legislation enforcement and public security advocates for their work to maintain drunk or drugged drivers off Nebraska roadways.
“Enforcement and education are two keys to keeping Nebraska roads safe for all,” Col. John Bolduc, superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol, mentioned in a information launch. “We’re tremendously proud of our troopers and our public safety partners for their efforts to combat impaired driving. MADD is a fantastic partner in that mission, and we salute their work across the state to highlight the critical importance of always having a sober driver.”
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The troopers honored from Troop C in Grand Island had been Ryan Stirn, Zach Lorang, Jordan Girardi, Travis Bauer, Andrew Hewitt and Nicole Saathoff.
Five individuals from Lincoln-based Troop H had been acknowledged. They had been Sgt. Michael Thorson and Troopers Ben Nguyen, Ty Schoenefeld, Nathan Knudson and Ethan Schroeder.
Also honored was Timothy Flick of Troop E, headquartered in Scottsbluff.
In 2021, Nebraska troopers arrested almost 1,200 drivers for driving inebriated or medication. So far in 2022, troopers have made greater than 350 DUI arrests. Troopers additionally conduct lots of of occasions throughout the state every year to teach Nebraska’s youth in regards to the risks of ingesting and driving.