MADD honors local officers

Two Patrick County law enforcement officers were recently honored for their efforts to combat drunk driving, according to Sheriff Dan Smith.

Deputy Sheriff Oscar Tejeda and State Trooper Kevin Mabe were presented with the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) award on Sept. 7 at a ceremony held at the Vinton War Memorial.

Both officers each made seven drunk driving arrests in Patrick County during the time period of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

“We commend these officers for their efforts in keeping Patrick County’s highways safe,” Smith said.

Tejeda was hired by the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office in 2013.

Mabe was hired by the Virginia State Police in 2004.


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