MORRIS COUNTY — Numerous police officers throughout New Jersey received awards for exemplary duty and the sincere appreciation from representatives of Mothers Against Drunk Driving of New Jersey and The New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. These awards were issued for performing above and beyond their call of duty to stop drunk drivers on New Jersey roads. The theme of the event was “Saving Lives by Preventing Crashes.” In addition to the individual awards given out, the audience also had the opportunity to hear speeches from victim advocates, who also praised the efforts by these officers. Numerous County Prosecutors, Police Executives and Chiefs, and Police Officers were in attendance from all 21 Counties.
The ceremony, held at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, honored 46 police officers from 30 different Morris County municipalities. Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp had the opportunity to address the audience concerning the achievements of the Morris County Law Enforcement community for their efforts to combat the continued problem of drunk and drugged driving.
Prosecutor Knapp said, “I applaud the efforts by these Morris County Police Officers who recognize the hazards that intoxicated drivers create on our roadways. They have individually turned this recognition into action with their diligence in enforcing the Driving While Intoxicated laws, thus making it safer for the motoring public, bicyclists and pedestrians alike.”