In a hospital room where her daughter lies unconscious, a tearful mother shares what she has learned from doctors: the girls’ blood work has come back positive for alcohol. “She doesn’t even know how to drive,” the mother laments, “and...
Corporal Casey Hancuff Boise Police Department Boise, Idaho   Cpl. Hancuff has made impaired driving education and enforcement the focus of his career. There is no doubt it has made a difference. Since joining the Boise Police Department’s Night STEP...
By Alex Otte At age 13, I understood the consequences of drinking alcohol and getting behind the wheel. That’s how old I was when a drunk boater ran over me while I sat on a jet ski behind my dad’s...
Faith had reached her breaking point. After enduring months of cyber bullying, the young teen learned that an online admirer wasn’t an admirer at all — but a classmate playing a cruel prank. She swiped a bottle of tequila from...
KEEP THE ECHOES ALIVE By Master Trooper Trent Kiefer Indiana State Police As a majority of us deal with the shockwaves of the new challenges that were hurdled at us in 2020, we all still need to continue to battle...
A LIFETIME OF REGRET By Steve Mason   May 6, 2005 was a warm spring day in northeastern Indiana. Our 20-year-old son Chris had arrived home from college the night before, ready to enjoy a 3-day weekend at home. Prior...
March 2021 Officer of the Month Lieutenant Nanci Goggins Fort Bliss Police Services – Military Fort Bliss, Texas   MADD’s March 2021 Officer of the Month is Lieutenant Goggins from Fort Bliss Police Services, a military branch in the community...
Alex Otte, MADD’s New National President, Shares Her Story and Heart with Law Enforcement. Many would say they generally understand the selfless contributions that law enforcement personnel make to our communities every day, others still would say that while they...
A Mother’s Love By; Anne Kimmel and Lois Benjamin   David and Sharree 20 minutes before their lives were taken. Thank you, officers, in advance. Thank you for your protection. Thank you for stopping every person you see driving erratically...
MADD February 2021 Officer of the Month Trooper First Class William Smith Florida Highway Patrol Trooper First Class William Smith has been a member of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) for seven years. He has been dedicated to DUI enforcement...