The Annual MADD Awards of Excellence was held on April 5, 2018 in Cary, NC at Prestonwood Country Club. MADD awarded law enforcement officers, agencies, prosecutors, etc. for their efforts to not only enforce driving while impaired laws, but also their efforts in curtailing impaired driving. This annual event provides the community an opportunity to say thank you to those public servants who dedicate their lives to this important work. The award recipients are selected by a committee of their professional peers. Although, MADD North Carolina Staff does not have an actual vote, each applicant meets a set of standards. Each recipient must have gone above and beyond all general duties and have shown a true passion and commitment for underage drinking prevention, DWI enforcement, DWI prevention, DWI prosecution, and Judicial service.

There are two awards given this year that were not awarded last year. Those awards are the Excellence in Judicial Service and The Brandon Peterson DWI Hero Award. The Brandon Peterson DWI Hero Award was created in dedication to the late Trooper Brandon Peterson who was a top enforcer in the field of DWI enforcement and the 2016 Patrolman of the Year. Recipients of this award exemplify excellence in the field of DWI enforcement that goes beyond the call of duty. Recipients of the Excellence in Judicial Service are members of the judicial branch that are dedicated to the adjudication of impaired driving cases and exemplify judicial integrity in the administration of justice. All recipients for the year of 2017 are listed below. Congratulations 2017 MADD Awards of Excellence Recipients!

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Award Recipients

  • Underage Drinking Prevention Team- Apex Police Department Traffic Safety Unit
  • Prosecutor of the Year-Assistant District Attorney Jere’l Hough, Union County District Attorney’s Office
  • Excellence in Judicial Service– Judge Tom Jarrell-Guilford County District Court
  • Police Officer of the Year-Lt. Jessica McMillan, Holly Springs Police Department
  • Sheriff Deputy of the Year-Deputy Chris Horne ,Union County Sheriff’s Office & DWI Task Force
  • Highway Patrolman of the Year-Jeff Brown NC State Highway Patrol D3
  • Law Enforcement Agency of Year-Orange County Sheriffs Office
  • DWI Task Force of the Year– Guilford County DWI Task Force
  • 2017 Heart of MADD Awards– Joan Arnold, Wake County Chapter Leader
  • 2017 Heart of MADD Award– Trooper Trey Hussey NC State Highway Patrol
  • 2017 Heart of MADD Award-Sgt. David Sloan Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department

The Brandon Peterson DWI Hero Award

  • NC State Highway Patrol Troop C District 4

Enforcer Awards

  • Trooper Joseph Thomas-154 DWI Arrests NC State Highway Patrol Troop C District 4
  • Trooper Cody Lemons-145 DWI Arrests NC State Highway Patrol Troop E District 5
  • Trooper Joshua Southerland-128 DWI Arrests NC State Highway Patrol –Troop C District 4
  • Trooper Herman Mungai-127 DWI Arrests NC State Highway Patrol Troop C District 3
  • Trooper Eugene Burrell-122 DWI Arrests NC State Highway Patrol Troop C District 4

DWI Task Force  Enforcer Award

  • Ronnie Davis-236 DWI Arrests Asheville/Buncombe DWI Task Force
  • Darrell Stollings-206 DWI Arrests Guilford County DWI Task Force
  • Matthew Pressley-175 DWI Arrests Charlotte-Mecklenburg DWI Task Force
  • Matt Miller-156 DWI Arrests Guilford County DWI Task Force
  • Andrew Dekker-152 DWI Arrests Guilford County DWI Task Force