Mothers Against Drunk Driving honor Georgia law enforcement at the 9th Annual Golden Shield Honors

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Atlanta, GA — Over 500 law enforcement officers and community leaders from all over the state of Georgia are expected to turnout for the 9th Annual Golden Shield Honors this Thursday.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving – Georgia (MADD-Georgia) and the Governor’s Office on Highway Safety will award law enforcement officers, agencies, and prosecutors for efforts in DUI education, detection, arrests, prosecution, and prevention of underage drinking. Statewide accolades will be given to officers with the highest DUI arrests (DUI Heroes), Statewide Officer of the Year, Statewide Agency of the Year, Prosecutor of the Year, Golden Achievement Award, and more.  A special tribute will be dedicated to the eight fallen Georgia officers from 2012.  The keynote address will be delivered by Jan Withers, National President of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Officers honored this day are responsible for over 22,000 DUI arrests in 2012 collectively.  Georgia currently ranks number three in the Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving.

WHO:    Jan Withers, National President, Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Harris Blackwood, Director, Governor’s Office on Highway Safety
Barry Martin, Executive Director, MADD-Georgia

WHAT:  Mothers Against Drunk Driving – Georgia 9th Annual Golden Shield Honors

WHERE:Georgia International Convention Center, 2000 Convention Center Concourse, College Park, GA 30037

WHEN:  Thursday, March 28, 2013, 11am-2pm

Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. MADD, in the state of Georgia, serves all 159 Georgia counties as well as those from other states affected by Georgia crashes. Visit http://www.madd.org/local-offices/ga/ for more information.

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