State Troopers and Officers Recognized at the 2015 MADD Golden Shield Awards

April 10, 2015

On Thursday, April 9, the Georgia Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) hosted their 11th annual statewide law enforcement banquet, Golden Shield Honors, in Atlanta. With these awards, MADD recognizes law enforcement officials who stop drunk drivers, prevent underage drinking, and support victims of drunk driving crimes.

Five members of the Georgia Department of Public Safety were awarded with the top honors at this year’s banquet.

  • Officer DUI Hero: TFC Scott Tarpley (287 DUI arrests)

Awarded to the officer with the highest total of DUI arrests for 2014.

  • Agency DUI Hero: Post 6, Gainesville (415 DUI arrests)

Awarded to the agency with the highest total of DUI arrests for 2014.

  • CMV Officer Of The Year: MCO3 William Buchanan

Awarded to a CMV officer who has excelled in many areas, including DUI arrest, traffic safety, DUI victim services, underage drinking prevention, work ethic, etc.

  • Georgia State Patrol Post of the Year: Post 25, Grovetown (*3rd consecutive win)

Awarded to the post that has demonstrated excellence in implementing innovative techniques in the detections and deterrence of traffic violations, DUI, and underage drinking prevention.

  • HEAT/DUI Taskforce: Nighthawks North

Awarded to a H.E.A.T. unit that has demonstrated excellence in education and enforcement of drunk driving and aggressive traffic and has been successful in reducing the number of crashes, fatalities and injuries on the highways.

In addition, several other DPS members received MADD Georgia DUI Achievement Pins for their 2014 DUI arrests totals and Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Program pins.

Red Pin (150+ DUI arrests)

  • Barry Coker
  • Justin Hogan
  • Johnathan Nelms
  • Scott Tarpley

Gold Pin (100-149 DUI arrests)

  • Matt Baxley
  • Michael Brock
  • Russell Clarke
  • Joseph Curlee
  • Adam Denton
  • Joseph Gass
  • Timothy Green
  • Ashley Haynes
  • Charles Holloway
  • Ray Kight
  • John Maguire
  • Chris McEntyre
  • James Pyland II
  • Joshua Riddle
  • Daniel Smith
  • Dustin Stone
  • Loren Thomka

Silver Pin (50-99 DUI arrests)

  • Tom Bailey
  • John Brinson
  • Robert Corbin
  • J.K. Crews
  • John Cronin
  • Alec Davis Clayton
  • Leonard Ekure
  • Stephen Forsythe
  • David Fretwell
  • Rodney Gardner
  • Ryan Gianoulis
  • William Grier
  • Glenn Hand
  • Ryan Harding
  • Justin Henderson
  • Chris Hosey
  • Nick Jenkins
  • Clayton Jones
  • Chris Kelch
  • David Laff
  • Doug Martin
  • Luke Mize
  • Jonathan Munger
  • Stewart Parker
  • Robert Scott, Jr.
  • Dewey Scott, Jr.
  • Brian Screws
  • Michael Screws, Jr.
  • Richard Sikes
  • Brandon Smith
  • Kasey Smith
  • Jack Stripling
  • Jeremy Swain
  • William Tatum
  • Caleb Terry
  • Glen Walters
  • Jamie Wilson

Bronze Pin (25-49 DUI arrests)

  • Steven Crager
  • Steve Shelton
  • Jacob Thompson
  • Terry Aldridge
  • Jeremy Allison
  • Thornton Anderson
  • David Anderson
  • Nathan Arp
  • Joshua Augusta
  • Jeremy Battle
  • Henry Batts
  • Darryl Benton
  • Eric Bohannon
  • Tommy Bonner
  • Steve Bowen
  • Benjamin Boyd
  • Jason Bradburn
  • Nathan Bradley
  • Delston Branch II
  • Patrick Brooks
  • Jason Buckner
  • Chris Calhoun
  • A.M. Cheney
  • Dexter Cladd
  • Stacey Collins
  • Shane Copeland
  • George Cotton
  • Mark Cox
  • John Crawford
  • John Daniel
  • Jeremy Downie
  • Devon Fields
  • Jonathan Folendore
  • Brodie Forrester
  • Neil Frankel
  • Joseph Garietz
  • Joseph Geddie
  • Chad Gray
  • David Greene
  • James Green
  • David Griffis
  • Casey Hall
  • Dana Harnage
  • Chad Harrison
  • Josh Hedden
  • Blake Hendrix
  • Dale Howell
  • Brandon Howerton
  • Will Hunt
  • Christopher Jewell
  • Daniel Joiner
  • Bryan Joiner
  • Christopher Jones
  • Philip Kilgore
  • Jeremy Kinsey
  • John Kirus
  • David Lacey
  • M.T. Land
  • Rocky Land
  • Walt Landrum
  • Michael Leggett
  • Kevin Leslie
  • Derrek Lumsden
  • Johnathan Malone
  • Wade Manning, Jr.
  • Wesley Marsh
  • Gentry Mattox
  • Jason McClung
  • Zachery McKenzie
  • Raul Mejia
  • S. Mathew Miles
  • Corey Miller
  • Victor Mobley
  • Zachary Montano
  • Brian Palmer
  • C.E. Parker
  • Major Patterson
  • Andrew Philips
  • Kevin Pope
  • Patrick Prosser
  • Joel Puckett
  • Thomas Rampy
  • Eric Ramsey
  • Alan Rhodes
  • Travis Roberts
  • James Rogers
  • Dustin Rozier
  • Travis Sanders
  • J.B. Scott
  • David Sellers
  • Cory Seymour
  • Eric Shaw
  • Ed Shiver
  • Robert Snider
  • R.M. Sowell
  • Scott Stanley
  • Jonathan Stamey
  • Brian Stone
  • Greg Stone
  • Michael Storey
  • F. Ray Strickland
  • Stephen Strickland
  • Shaun Sutherland
  • Russell Taunton
  • Ben Taylor
  • Raumando Thompson
  • Michael Tennant
  • Cody White
  • Caleb Wickstrom
  • Adam Williams
  • Jared Williams
  • J. Chris Williams
  • Cody Yates
  • Kevin Zeigler

DUI Achievement Certificate

  • William Buchanan
  • Joshua Elleman
  • Terry Joiner
  • Jared Penny

DRE Gold Pin

  • Brain Cuendet

DRE White Pin

  • Timothy S. Burks
  • Michael Burns

DRE Red Pin

  • Dana L. Harnage
  • John Daniel
  • Joseph Gass
  • Brandon Howerton
  • Ryan Harding
  • Christopher Hosey
  • Michael Stewart
  • Jeremy L. Swain
  • Dustin Stone
  • Ray Strickland
  • Hal Leo Wilson, Jr.

DRE Certificate

  • Jason Register
  • Eric Bohannon

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