Kudos for OSP troopers

On behalf of the Oregon State Police John Day Worksite, Trooper Erich Timko, right, accepts an award for the department's “outstanding efforts in DUII enforcement” from OSP Lt. Mark Duncan of Ontario.

JOHN DAY –The Oregon State Police John Day Worksite was one of two OSP offices recognized on April 23 with an award for outstanding efforts in DUII enforcement.

The Portland Area Command also received the award, presented by the Oregon DUII Multi-Disciplinary Task Force.

The honor is given to a city police department, sheriff’s office, or Oregon state police office/worksite that initiated or accomplished an effective DUII enforcement program through education, prevention, deterrence or community involvement.

The John Day Worksite was nominated by the Grant County District Attorney’s Office for its dedication to the investigation and reduction of DUII. In 2014, John Day troopers arrested over 45 impaired drivers in addition to other activities, including hosting or sponsoring DUII refresher training, participating in victim impact panels and health fairs, and assisting with community awareness campaigns through local media.

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