The Oneida County STOP DWI Program honored local law enforcement members Thursday for their 2016 DWI enforcement efforts at the 23rd Annual Selective Law Enforcement Recognition Breakfast at Mohawk Valley Community College.
“These local law enforcement agencies and members save countless lives by deterring, preventing, and removing intoxicated motorists form Oneida County roadways,” said Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. “This event is a way for us to publically thank them all for the tireless work they do to keep us safe.”
The following members of Oneida County law enforcement agencies received the Joseph D. Corr Memorial Award for their outstanding DWI enforcement efforts in 2016:
• Camden Police Department: Officer Matthew Hoffman.
• Kirkland Police Department: Officer Christopher Gregory.
• New Hartford Police Department: Officer W. Jason Freiberger.
• New York Mills Police Department: Officer Timothy Hajec.
• New York State Police: Trooper Steven P. Fountain.
• Oneida County Sheriff’s Office: Deputy AJ Silverman.
• Oriskany Police Department: Officer Gregory Toussaint.
• Rome Police Department: Officer Michael Sweezey.
• Utica Police Department: Officer James Fitzgerald.
• Whitesboro Police Department: Patrolman Mitchell Grogan.
• Whitestown Police Department: Patrolman David J Humphries.
The Oneida County STOP DWI Program also handed out the following annual awards:
• William Weber Award: Selected by the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office and the STOP DWI Program in recognition of personal commitment and professional accomplishments in the field of traffic crash reconstruction. Winner: Officer Daniel Gymburch, Utica Police Department.
• Perpetual Service Award: Presented to an agency that goes above and beyond in its dedication to the STOP DWI Program mission. Winner: New York State Police.
• Michael C. Austin Community Service Award: For outstanding community service in the area of DWI awareness and education. Winner: Mary Beth King, health teacher, Clinton Central School District
The awards breakfast was moved from its original December date to coincide with the 20th Annual Theodore “Ted” Moore 5K Run/Walk, which takes place Saturday at 9 a.m. at MVCC in Utica.