More than 6,000 lives were potentially saved by law enforcement officers in Tennessee who arrested more than 25 DUI suspects each in 2016, a Tennessee Highway Patrol sergeant said.
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Deputy Brad Lynn was one of more than 125 officers statewide who received a bronze award for arresting 32 DUI suspects last year.
Tennessee Highway Patrol Sgt. Vincent Turocy recognized the officers who potentially saved lives during the annual Mothers Against Drunk Driving Statewide Night of Remembrance Thursday in Nashville.
MADD National President Colleen Sheehey-Church said law enforcement officers nationwide are the boots on the ground to stop drivers from driving intoxicated or impaired.
Family members who lost loved ones to DUI drivers attached a pin to each officer who arrested more than 25 DUI suspects.
Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh said arresting the impaired drivers improves the safety for all drivers.
“We commend Deputy Lynn for his commitment to keeping us safer by taking impaired drivers off the roadways,” Fitzhugh said.