2016 Occupant Safety Award Ceremony
The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety honored 146 law enforcement officers from 125 agencies across the Commonwealth for their efforts to increase the use of seat belts and child restraints in motor vehicles at the 2016 Governor’s Occupant Protection Enforcement Awards ceremony on July 27 at the 2016 Occupant Safety Award Ceremony.
The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office as a whole wrote 161 Seat Belt, child Safety Seat and Booster Seat violations. Chief Deputy, Mark Wheeler wrote 89 of the 161 and received the award for the Lawrence Co. Sheriff’s Department and its division.
Plaque states: GOVERNOR’S AWARD for Occupant Protection Enforcement Presented to Chief Deputy Mark Wheeler For Life-Saving Achievement inReducing Highway Fatalities and Injuries Presented on the 27th day of July, 2016
For more information http://transportation.ky.gov/highway-safety/pages/occupant-protection-awards.aspx
Louisa officer gets safety award for second straight year
The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) honored 123 law enforcement officers from 103 agencies across the Commonwealth for their efforts to increase the use of seat belts and child restraints in motor vehicles.
One of those officers was Patrolman Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department.
Ptl. James led his department with the highest seatbelt enforcement citations. This is the second year in a row that Ptl James has won the award.
There were 672 highway fatalities in Kentucky in 2014, with 521 killed in motor vehicles. Of those 521 fatalities, 61 percent (319) were not wearing a seat belt.