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Troopers Honored for Impaired Driving Enforcement Efforts | KTIC Radio

Troopers Honored for Impaired Driving Enforcement Efforts

MAY 20, 2020 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — Several Nebraska State Troopers are among those being honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). The annual MADD Heroes Awards are used to honor prevention, enforcement, and treatment efforts by law enforcement and probation officers throughout Nebraska.

“DUI enforcement and education are pillars of the work done by agencies and safety partners across Nebraska to keep roads safe,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “MADD is one of the key players in this effort. We thank them for honoring our troopers’ efforts and for their constant work to bring awareness to this important issue.”

Six troopers were recognized this week by MADD in the 2020 Heroes Awards. Those awards include individual and team recognition for DUI Enforcement and a team award for education.

Individual DUI Enforcement

Troop H – Lincoln

Trp. Michael Thorson #394

Trp. Ben Nguyen #64

Team DUI Enforcement

Troop H – Lincoln

Trp. Jamieson Brown #119

Trp. Ben Nguyen #64

Trp. Michael Thorson #394

Trp. Clint Zost #414

Education and Awareness

Troop A – Omaha

Trp. Keith Bell #574

Trp. Kevin Chase #429


In 2019, troopers across Nebraska arrested more than 1,100 motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The troopers honored in the 2020 MADD awards accounted for more than 150 DUI arrests and helped educate Nebraska’s youth with hundreds of presentations to show the dangers of impaired driving.

The annual MADD Heroes ceremony was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but MADD will present the awards to recipients from ten agencies around the state at a later date.

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