The beginning of 2009 seemed to be the average, expected year for the North Star High School freshman, John Austin Blough, better known by all as Johnny. At just fifteen years old, he was a leader in and out of...
Day on the beach – Done A quick trip to Waldbaum’s Shop – Wrapped up Nails – Awesome looking! Devastate and destroy the life of a complete stranger because of the choices one makes – Irreversible That’s how Cathy Dubas...
In July, the National Association of Drug Court Professionals held the world’s largest conference for treatment courts and criminal justice reform. More than 5,000 people gathered at the National Harbor Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland to take part in more than 300...
Holiday party season is here, and it’s decked out in mistletoe, jingle bells and flashing lights! As a Mothers Against Drunk Driving® supporter, you understand the importance of keeping the holly and the jolly in this season by planning to...
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  So far this month, donors have really stepped up to fight against drunk and drugged driving. Thanks to a match by Nationwide®, the gifts are doing TWICE the good. That means spreading TWICE the hope, healing and help. Thank...
By Theresa Martinez Ashley’s mother MADD drunk driving victim, advocate and volunteer Some days you never, ever forget. For me, one of those days is the one when my Ashley was born…all five pounds of her… three weeks early …...
May Mission Moment  Officer Nicholas Galinger Chattanooga, Tennessee Police Department  End of Watch February 24, 2019 Police Officer Nicholas Galinger was struck and killed by a vehicle in the 2900 block of Hamill Road at 11:00 pm, on February 24,...
National Peace Officers Memorial Day By: Ron Replogle MADD National Law Enforcement Initiatives Manager As many of you know, today is National Peace Officers Memorial Day.  Thousands of law enforcement officers and their families are gathered in our Nation’s Capital...
MADD May 2022 Officer of the Month  The 616 Officers who made the Ultimate Sacrifice and gave their lives in the line of duty protecting America in 2021. “It is not how these officers died that made them heroes, it...
April Focus on Impaired Driving Enforcement and “420” By – Joe Abrusci Project Manager Drug Evaluation & Classification Program – Eastern Region International Association of Chiefs of Police   Marijuana use and 420 celebrations are becoming more mainstream as additional...
“The police had him” A mother’s heart felt story of losing her daughter to a drug impaired driver who was earlier stopped by police. By – Kristine Villatoro   On the morning of February 19, 2019, I was rushing to...
MADD April 2022 Officer of the Month Chief Ryan Kinnan Auburn Police Department, California   MADD National selects Chief Ryan Kinnan as our Officer of the Month for April 2022.  Chief Kinnan is the Chief of the Auburn, California Police...
MADD March 2022 Officer of the Month Deputy Thomas Klemke Jefferson County Wisconsin Sheriff’s Office   MADD National selects Deputy Thomas Klemke as our Officer of the Month for March 2022.  Deputy Klemke is with the Jefferson County Wisconsin Sheriff’s...
“I did not choose this path; it has chosen me” By Brittney Lamb   It was December 14th, 1997. I was going on a special outing with my Aunt Julie – to see a performance of the Nutcracker in Denver....
Traffic Safety in Today’s World What do we know, what do we see and what must we do? “traffic safety IS public safety”  Assistant Chief William P. Georges, Ret. Albany, New York Police Department Chair, Traffic Safety Committee New York...
How Everything Changed in a Split Second By: Jeff Kudlacik As far back as I could remember, I wanted to be a doctor. I had always been fascinated with helping people and doing whatever I could to make someone’s life...