Updated: 02/26/2014 5:48 PM
Created: 02/26/2014 2:03 PM WHEC.com
It's a way to honor the people who help prevent drunk driving in our area. Monroe County STOP DWI held its annual awards ceremony at the Burgundy Basin Inn.
Awards are handed out to law enforcement officers for their commitment to keeping drunk drivers off the road.
News10NBC asked the coordinator of STOP DWI why it's so important to recognize these officers.
Peggy Duffy, STOP DWI coordinator, said, “DWI is not always the highlighted part of departments, so we like to say thank you to the guys who are out there because most of us would more likely come in contact with a crash due to a distracted driver or DWI than we will somebody with a gun in their face, so it's something important to us to say thank you for staying out there and watching for us."
Officers from all the local departments in Monroe County, along with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office and New York State Police were awarded certificates of appreciation at the event.