Law Enforcement officers play a big role in helping MADD reach their goal of no more futures. Law Enforcement officers are the “boots on the ground” that help keep our communities safe. MADD appreciates all officers and likes to take the opportunities to tell them “thank you” whenever we can. One way we do this is through our “Heroes for Heroes” Law Enforcement Recognition event that we hold every year.

This past Saturday, the Heartland chapter had the pleasure of honoring the invisible wins and all of the efforts of our local law enforcement at our 2019 Law Enforcement recognition event. Invisible victories happen when education and enforcement efforts are made to stop a crash before it happens. This can be an arrest or education on the dangers of impaired driving that cause a person to make the right choice. One award presented this year was to the Jackson County Traffic Safety Unit for all of their efforts and successes in 2018. Deputy Collin Love, with Jackson County, was nominated by three separate agencies for his efforts in stopping drunk and impaired drivers. Lastly, MADD had the honor of presenting the lifetime achievement award to Bill Whitfield, now retired Director of the Missouri Highway Safety Office. Bill has been such a tremendous asset to not only MADD but traffic safety in Missouri over the last 30+ years.

A thank you to our sponsors for helping honor these Heartland Hero’s: Sanders. Law, MODOT, and Union Pacific Railroad