12 Troopers Honored for DUI Enforcement, Education

12 Troopers Honored for DUI Enforcement, Education

May 25, 2022
Lincoln, NEB
2022 MADD Awards

A dozen Nebraska State Troopers have been recognized for their efforts to keep Nebraska roads safe through impaired driving enforcement and education.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) presented Hero Awards to the 12 troopers, as well as officers, deputies, and advocates from several other agencies and organizations around the state. The annual MADD Heroes Award ceremony was held Tuesday at Wilderness Ridge in Lincoln. MADD honors law enforcement and public safety advocates for their work to keep drunk or drugged drivers off Nebraska roadways.

“Enforcement and education are two keys to keeping Nebraska roads safe for all,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “We’re tremendously proud of our troopers and our public safety partners for their efforts to combat impaired driving. MADD is a fantastic partner in that mission, and we salute their work across the state to highlight the critical importance of always having a sober driver.”

The troopers honored were:

Troop C - Grand Island

Adult DUI Enforcement Team 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult DUI Enforcement

 

Drug Recognition Expert

Trp. Ryan Stirn

Trp. Zach Lorang

Trp. Jordan Girardi

Trp. Travis Bauer

Sgt. Andrew Hewitt

 

Trp. Ryan Stirn

 

Trp. Nicole Saathoff

Trp. Jordan Girardi

Troop E - Scottsbluff Education and Awareness

Trp. Timothy Flick

Troop H - Lincoln

Adult DUI Enforcement Team

 

 

 

 

 

Adult DUI Enforcement

Sgt. Michael Thorson

Trp. Ben Nguyen

Trp. Ty Schoenefeld

Trp. Nathan Knudson

Trp. Ethan Schroeder

 

Trp. Ben Nguyen

Trp. Nathan Knudson

Trp. Ethan Schroeder

In 2021, NSP troopers arrested nearly 1,200 drivers for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. So far in 2022, troopers have made more than 350 DUI arrests. Troopers also conduct hundreds of events across the state each year to educate Nebraska’s youth about the dangers of drinking and driving.

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