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Sheriff's Deputies Honored for Arrests of Drunk Drivers
(May 2, 2005)

Deputies Honored for Drunk Driver Enforcement Efforts

        The Central Indiana Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving honored law enforcement officers from eight central Indiana counties recently at a reception at Jonathan Byrd's Cafeteria in Greenwood.  The Johnson County Sheriff's Office nominated the top two officers with the most Operating While Intoxicated arrests for the year 2004.  Deputy Andy Fisher and Deputy Bryan Wolfe received the awards.  Collectively Deputy Fisher and Wolfe have received five Mothers Against Drunk Driving recognition plaques in the last three years, representing several hundred intoxicated drivers that have been removed from the streets of Johnson County.  100 of those arrests were for the year 2004 alone.  Several other Johnson County area Law Enforcement Officers were honored for their drunk driving enforcement efforts: Indiana State Police Troopers Brian Snyder and Dustin Starnes, Greenwood Police Officers Mat Fillenwarth, Max Maxfield, Sgt. Brian Blackwell, Officer Eric McElhaney, and Franklin Police Officer Jason Hyneman.  Together the local law enforcement officers in all eight counties arrested more than 3,500 drunk drivers in 2004. 

        The Central Indiana Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving has been operating for 25 years, and has hosted this award ceremony for law enforcement officers each year for the last 16 years.  "MADD" focuses on Activism, Victim Services, and Education and is led by local President Marie Greger-Smith.  If you  can volunteer to help at any MADD event or help in any other manner, please call the MADD office at 317-783-4199, or page Marie Greger-Smith at 1-800-694-9582.