POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Seven law enforcement officers were recently honored for their commitment to stopping DWIs in Dutchess.
The officers were honored at the 23rd Annual Dutchess County STOP-DWI Program’s Law Enforcement Awards Luncheon held Wednesday at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. The event honors police officers from throughout Dutchess County for their commitment and contributions to the STOP-DWI Program’s mission.
"We are proud to recognize the efforts of these brave men and women, who safeguard the lives of motorists throughout our county," Dutchess County Legislator Angela Flesland said. "We thank them for their service, and we must always remember the role we all play in keeping our roads safe.”
STOP-DWI’s mission is to deter drunk/drugged driving through enhanced enforcement, prosecution, rehabilitation, and education services. The annual “TOP COP” awards honors officers for their strong enforcement efforts in the detection and apprehension of impaired drivers.
2017 “TOP COP” Award Winners:
Trooper Joshua Dubois New York State Police Troop K (Poughkeepsie)
Trooper Michael Bayer New York State Police Troop K (East Fishkill)
Deputy Sheriff Justin Bogdanffy Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office
Deputy Sheriff Stephen Sansoni Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office
Police Officer Travis Sterritt Village of Red Hook Police
Police Officer Edward Fenichel City of Poughkeepsie Police
Police Officer Michael Veeder Village of Millerton Police
“Law enforcement officers throughout Dutchess County are steadfast in their resolve to rid our roads of impaired drivers, and today’s event celebrates their diligence," Dutchess County STOP-DWI Coordinator William C. Johnson said; "Motorists who drive while impaired will be arrested and prosecuted, and Dutchess County’s law enforcement continues to keep our roadways safe for our residents.”
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