Two Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies were recently recognized for their work to combat drunk driving.
Sgt. Timothy Cornelius and Cpl. Daniel Darren took top honors at the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) 16th annual Florida State Recognition Dinner in Fort Lauderdale in early August.
Sgt. Cornelius, who is assigned to the CCSO Safety & Traffic and Enforcement Bureau, was awarded the Millennium Award for more than 1,000 driving-under-the-influence (DUI) arrests during his career.
Cpl. Darren, who is assigned to CCSO Marine Bureau, was honored for Outstanding Dedication to Boating Under the Influence (BUI) Enforcement.
More than 40 Southwest Florida law enforcement officers, state attorney prosecutors, citizens and companies were nominated for one of MADD Florida’s 13 recognition honors. A total of 348 nominations were received from around the state.
“Southwest Florida was well represented at MADD’s State Recognition Dinner and deservedly so,” said Lori Burke, program director for the MADD Southwest Florida chapter. “Our law enforcement officers are dedicated to safe roads, healthy families and youth.”
MADD is the largest nonprofit organization working to guard families from drunk and drugged driving and underage drinking.