For Immediate Release
April 10, 2008
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
TWO OKALOOSA DEPUTIES AMONG MADD HONOREES
Deputy J.D. Burnham (left) and Deputy Harold Mason (right)
Two deputies from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Enforcement Unit were honored this week in Tallahassee by Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
Deputy J.D. Burnham, who patrols primarily in the Okaloosa Island/Destin area, and Deputy Harold Mason, who patrols primarily in the north end of Okaloosa County were recognized for issuing more than 100 DUI citations each.
This was Deputy Burnham’s third year in a row to be recognized by MADD.
Both he and Deputy Mason were among nearly 300 law enforcement officers, volunteers, and prosecutors from across the state invited to the event so MADD could acknowledge their ongoing efforts to stop drunk driving.
Amy Jamieson of the Okaloosa/Walton Chapter of MADD was also in attendance.
MADD says there were more than 16-thousand alcohol-related injuries in Florida in 2006 alone. Another 1,009 people lost their lives that year.
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