Mothers Against Drunk Driving Kern County honored local law enforcement officers and prosecutors on Wednesday for their efforts in helping to stop DUI crimes.
The 2018 Kern County MADD Law Enforcement and Prosecutor Recognition ceremony was held at Hodel’s Country Dining, with more than 50 officers across the county receiving awards.
“This is our chance to give a big ‘thank you’ to the men and women in Kern County who are dedicated to keeping our streets as safe as possible,” said Carla Pearson, victim services specialist for MADD Kern County.
Here’s a list of all the award winners:
TOP DUI ARRESTING OFFICER OF KERN COUNTY
California Highway Patrol, Bakersfield Officer Rodney Black - Made 120 DUI arrests
PROSECUTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
James Simson, supervising deputy district attorney of Kern County
PROBATION OFFICER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Officer Luis Gomez, Kern County Probation Department
COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
Marsha Williams, A Life Interrupted
COMMUNITY CHAMPION AWARD
Chain Cohn Stiles
TOP ARRESTING OFFICER PER DEPARTMENT
Arvin Police Department Officer Kevin Archuleta - 9; California Highway Patrol, Fort Tejon Officer Jason Lachaussee - 11; California Highway Patrol, Grapevine Officer Rex Hornibrook - 2; California Highway Patrol, Mojave Officer Don Mulligan - 61; Kern County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Steven Davis - 11; McFarland Police Department Officer Tyler Helton - 41; Ridgecrest Police Department Officer Jose Farias - 12; Shafter Police Department Officer Jeffrey McCuan - 27; Taft Police Department Officer Andrew Avila - 6.
Officers who made more than 100 DUI arrests in 2017
Bakersfield Police Department Officers Brianna Pace, 104, and Richard Robles, 103; California Highway Patrol, Bakersfield Officer Dallas Plotner, 106.
Officers who made 50 to 99 DUI arrests in 2017
Bakersfield Police Department Officer Johnny Moreno - 93; BPD Officer Andrew Marquez - 82; BPD Officer Robert Tyo - 67: BPD Officer Brandon Carey - 62: BPD Officer Imadd Nuriddin - 50; California Highway Patrol, Mojave Officer Jason Carroll - 60; CHP Bakersfield Officer Art Aldrete - 91; CHP Bakersfield Officer Jose Bravo - 51; CHP Bakersfield Officer Jaime Cervantes - 73; CHP Bakersfield Officer Daniel Dinsing - 76; CHP Bakersfield Officer Matthew Iturriria - 82; California Highway Patrol, Bakersfield Officer Mike Galvez - 70; CHP Bakersfield Officer Gregory Jorgensen - 71; CHP Bakersfield Officer Ahearn Lucas - 81; CHP Bakersfield Officer Brandon Matthews - 72; CHP Bakersfield Officer Eric Medrano - 70; CHP Bakersfield Officer Hector Organista - 74; CHP Bakersfield Officer Victor Valadez - 58; CHP Bakersfield Officer Jessie Velasquez - 83; CHP Bakersfield Officer Juan Vidal - 54; CHP Bakersfield Officer Jason Wood - 67.
Officers who made 25 to 49 DUI arrests in 2017
Arvin Police Department Officers Jacob Pelletier and Emilio Quezada - 4 each; Bakersfield Police Department Officer Logan Holmes - 46; BPD Officer Audrina Doll Schneider - 37: BPD Officer Jose Diaz - 27; BPD Officer Jacqueline Hernandez - 30; BPD Officer Tiffany Salazar - 20; BPD Officer Isai Ocampo - 28; BPD Officer Christopher Denman - 27; California Highway Patrol, Bakersfield Sgts. Kelly Olson, 10, and James Nabors, 14; CHP Fort Tejon Officer Jeffrey Burdick - 9; CHP Mojave Officers Alejandro Zuniga, 31, and Sean Galloway, 26; McFarland Police Department Officers Roberto Souza Moita and Marisela Herrera - 26 each; Ridgecrest Police Department Officer Matthew Rowland - 9; Shafter Police Department Officers Anthony Erwin and William Draucker - 16 each; Taft Police Department Officer Chris Gonzales – 5.