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MADD Georgia Honors Officers
By MADD | March 26, 2012| 3 Comments | Filed in: Drunk Driving

This week, more than 400 Georgia officers received much deserved recognition in the annual Golden Shield Honors hosted by MADD and the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.  The sacrifice made by those who help keep our road safe was brought to light even more this year after Officer Gail Thomas of the Atlanta Police Department was struck and killed by a drunk driver this past January. 

While nothing we do can ever compensate these individuals have done to protect our families, MADD works hard to host similar events across the country.  Law enforcement officers play a crucial role in MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving®.  High visibility law enforcement like checkpoints and saturation patrols are proven to reduce drunk driving fatalities by 20 percent. 

Don’t forget to thank the officers in your community.  You never know when the life they save might be your own.



Submitted by JC at 09:43 AM on June 12, 2012
I'm 30 and have never been convicted of a crime in my life - however, I was charged with DUI 3 years ago due to an officer inventing facts and making up lies in order to show off for a ride along and for competition for a MADD award that year for number of arrests. At trial the jury could see the officer lied on numerous occasions and voted, unanimously, NOT Guilty. Regardless of the NOT guilty vote, I had a huge financial burden put on me, and the officer got credit for an "arrest" in helping him win a MADD award despite lying on many occasions. MADD should change all awards to DUI Convictions - not reward officers just for arresting someone. Not sure why you haven't done this already - all MADD awards/recognition should be based on CONVICTIONS not for just arresting someone. Thanks.
Submitted by dividing cricker at 11:49 AM on April 4, 2012
I don t drink but the mothers and fathers who watch suffering should read about genically modified foods and the negative health effects(GMO)Dr Don Huber , Jeffery Smith a book seeds of deception Over 250000 indian farmers have committed suicide and counting.The EU has been fighting the corperate seed companys India,China, South America and our own organic farmers are in the battle of there lives.If you love your children take a look and find the thuth about GMOs . Your organisation has made a real differance There are many drunks that have given up on driving It has made it a safer world . I was friends with the Jerrolds , Debby was the South Jersey spokes person , Thanks for your time
Submitted by markie at 08:31 AM on April 3, 2012
Where was MADD when Obamas uncle was arrested for driving drunk while here illegally, almost hit a cop in the process, and now is having the charges dropped, and is being allowed to stay here [illegally]? I guess that since he didn't kill anyone, that your too busy to do anything about this! Do you realize how many Americans are killed by illegal immegrants drunk drivers every year? I would like to know why your allowing this injustice to happen on your watch? please inform me at!

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