Highway Safety Program honors Sheriff’s Department
by By John Conley email@example.com
The Governor’s Highway Safety Program has recognized the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department as tops in its region.
Wyoming in in Region 8, a district which includes Mercer, McDowell, Monroe and Summers counties.
“The job is to make the roads safe for all of West Virginia,” said Sgt. Teddy Riffe of the Sheriff’s Department.
“Each agency can participate (in the safety program),” he stated.
The Sheriff’s Department also had individual winners.
Lt. Chris Bailey issued the most seatbelt violation citations for 2013.
“A lot of folks think it’s all about the numbers and citations,” Riffe commented. “But it’s about making the roads safer for everybody in the county.”
The safety program encompasses DUI, distracted driving, speed patrols, school bus safety and child passenger safety.
“It’s all done by off-duty officers,” remarked Riffe, the county’s liasion officer for the program and a winner as the top LEL officer.
Deputy Eric McKinney made 20 DUI arrests under the program.
Riffe said the program has been funded for another year.
Photo: Sgt. Teddy Riffe of the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department poses with the plaque from the Governor’s Highway Safety Program.
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