Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department (CPD) had the honor of being recognized at the Statewide Candlelight Vigil and Awards Ceremony for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) held in Nashville TN, Tuesday, December 4th, 2018, at the Nashville Airport Marriott Hotel.
At the annual event, MADD Tennessee honors and remembers victims of substance impaired driving and underage drinking and recognizes enforcement heroes for their commitment to protecting Tennesseans from these crimes.
Nashville, TN – Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) recently honored four Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wildlife officers during the 2017 Statewide Night of Remembrance and Awards Ceremony.
TWRA wildlife officers Greg Julian, Josh Landrum, and Jeff Roberson were honored by MADD Tennessee for their efforts on removing boating under the influence (BUI) operators from Tennessee waterways thus enhancing safety and saving lives.
Clarksville, TN – On Thursday, December 8th, 2016, Clarksville Police Department Traffic Lt Phil Ashby along with some of his Traffic Unit personnel attended the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Statewide Night of Remembrance—Law Enforcement, Volunteer, and Community Awards Ceremony.
Due to their community involvement in providing our Clarksville youth (ages 15-19) with the Student Traffic Awareness Training (STAT) classes three times per year for the last several years, they were presented with the MADD Middle TN Outstanding Department Award.
Clarksville, TN – On Friday, May 3rd, 2016 at 10:00am, Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts and State Senator Kerry Roberts joined Gina Head-Heiber, the mother of Tyler Head, along with her family, friends, and guests to unveil the first sign for the new memorial sign program recognizing victims of accidents involving a DUI driver along state highways.
The ceremony was held at 1503 Madison Street, where the Cumberland Grille restaurant was located.
Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts
New sign program to recognize victims of DUI accidents
Clarksville, TN – On Friday, June 3rd, at 10:00am, Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) and State Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield), and other invited guests, will join Gina Head-Heiber, mother of Tyler Head, to unveil the first sign of a new memorial sign program recognizing victims of accidents involving a DUI driver along state highways.
The brief ceremony will be held in the parking lot of 1501 Madison Street (parking lot of the former Cumberland Grille restaurant — next to Bridgett’s garden center. Please do not park in the garden center’s lot.)
Tennessee Highway Patrol and Mothers Against Drunk Driving partner for “Tie One On For Safety” Holiday Campaign
Nashville, TN – Colonel Tracy Trott announced today that the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) has partnered with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to help raise awareness about the importance of designating a non-drinking driver during holiday celebrations.
Colonel Trott was joined by representatives from MADD to announce the patrol’s participation in the “Tie One On For Safety” red ribbon campaign, which is the organization’s signature nationwide public awareness program.
Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announces “No Refusal” Enforcement during Labor Day Weekend
Tennessee Highway Patrol, Governor’s Highway Safety Office and Mother’s Against Drunk Driving Make Joint Announcement
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott announced the department’s second “No Refusal” enforcement campaign at a joint press conference with the Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO) and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) in Nashville.
The “No Refusal” enforcement effort, beginning at 6:00pm on Friday, August 31st and concluding at midnight on Monday, September 3rd, will also coincide with the Labor Day holiday weekend.
The fact is, New Year’s Eve can be one of the most dangerous nights of the year on our nation’s roadways because of drunk and impaired driving. And I can’t overemphasize how serious this problem is: in 2009 alone, 10,839 people were killed in drunk driving crashes, representing 32 percent of all traffic fatalities for the year.«Read the rest of this article»
Major Statewide Law enforcement effort seeks to save lives
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) prepares for its second summer enforcement campaign as the 2010 Labor Day holiday weekend draws near. The THP will participate in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest attack on impaired driving, beginning Friday, September 3rd, at 6:00pm and ending Monday, September 6th, at 11:59 pm.
“In an effort to crackdown on impaired driving incidents, our state troopers will join Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and thousands of other law enforcement and highway safety agencies throughout the state and nation this holiday period,” Department of Safety Commissioner Dave Mitchell said. “Drunk driving is one of America’s deadliest crimes. The THP will be vigilant in protecting our roadways from the careless decisions of those who choose to put Tennesseans in harms way.” «Read the rest of this article»
Lately, I have received several versions of an email. The email tells of a soldier that has fallen, and being brought back home. After an emotional story, the writer then asks you to show your support by wearing a red T-shirt this Friday. If you like poorly written prose, the latest email I received, is at the bottom of the article.
I truly do not wish to offend anyone that has sent me the emails. But I find these emails offensive. On some level, the emails represent people’s need to feel like they are doing something. But is it appropriate to show your support for fallen troops via the equivalent of ‘Hawaiian shirt fridays’ at work?
Instead of reading the email, forwarding it to dozen people, and then forgetting to wear red on Friday (its unlikely anyone would even know why I was wearing red)… I thought I would do something productive… put pen to paper. «Read the rest of this article»
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