The City of Titusville, Florida / Police / NewsTitusville Police Receive Top M.A.D.D. Honor
The Titusville Police Department has been awarded the 2016 Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) Florida Law Enforcement Hero Award.
This prestigious honor was awarded to the department at the annual M.A.D.D. Law Enforcement Recognition & Training, held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Our department had been nominated by the Keri Anne DeMott Foundation.
At only 20 years-old, Keri Anne DeMott, a student at the University of Central Florida, was killed by a repeat offender drunk driver on S.R. 407 near Titusville after he crossed into the oncoming lane and hit Keri’s vehicle head on.
Keri, who graduated high school in Titusville, was well known throughout the community for her selfless personality and often volunteered at outreach events, including the annual “Shop with a Cop” event. She had planned to become a social worker because of her desire to help others.
“While our officers have always had a strong commitment to DUI enforcement, the tragic death of someone close to us inspired an outstanding level of passion this past year”, said Deputy Chief Todd Hutchinson.
The Titusville Police Department was chosen over other agencies from across the State with accomplishments that included: the production and distribution of public service announcements, agency-wide participation in the “Walk Like M.A.D.D.” fund raiser, and its commitment to numerous drunk driving awareness campaigns.
For more information on how to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes, and prevent underage drinking please visit: www.MADD.org or www.thekeriannedemottfoundation.com.
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