What Exactly is a Law Enforcement Liaison?   Tim Burrows manages the National Law Enforcement Liaison Program for the Governors Highway Safety Association. His role is to support the nation’s Law Enforcement Liaisons (LELs), who work for State Highway Safety...
June 2021 Officer of the Month Officer Michael Williams El Paso, Texas Police Department   MADD proudly recognizes Officer Michael Williams of the El Paso Police Department as our Officer of the Month for June 2021. Officer Williams is assigned...
Mission Moment “You are paralyzed . . . We don’t know if you will walk again.”   I looked around the hospital room, confused, and blinked my eyes several times as I tried to grasp the words that were just...
MADD May 2021 Officer of the Month The 362 Officers who made the Ultimate Sacrifice and gave their lives in the line of duty protecting America in 2020. “It is not how these officers died that made them heroes, it...
To all the patrol officers, detectives, DUI task force officers… From Susie Spoolstra-Kelley Zachary Spoolstra’s “Momma”   I first want to thank you for reading my story, and I want to thank you on behalf of my experience with all...
Brian Ursino, Director of Law Enforcement American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators Assistant Chief, Washington State Patrol (retired)   A person who has “bought into” the mission statement of their employer conducts themselves consistently with that mission statement. But what...
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...
I remember my mother in fragments. I know that her name was Terri and that she was 44 when I was born. I know that we lived in a one-bedroom apartment in San Diego, just the two of us and...
Millions of Americans are affected by crime every year, their lives forever altered by a specific moment in time, and for most, things will never be the same again. I don’t believe that there is any “getting back to normal”...