Duncanville police officer, Patrick Deggs, was awarded the Enforcement Hero Award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving on July 18 at an awards ceremony in Irving.

MADD was established in 1980, and its mission is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking.

Duncanville Police Chief, Robert Brown, said he is pleased with the department’s drunk driving enforcement.

“Drunk driving enforcement is an important police activity,” said Chief Brown. “According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, every two hours, three people are killed in alcohol-related highway crashes. I am very proud of Officer Deggs’ drunk driving enforcement. Our roadways are safer because of his enforcement efforts.”

Sergeant Matt Stogner nominated Officer Deggs for his 23 DWI arrests in 2016, which accounted for 43 percent of the department’s total DWI arrests. Officer Deggs has been an officer with the city of Duncanville for three years.

“I have been around law enforcement my whole life with my father being a police officer, and it is the only thing I wanted to do,” Deggs said. “MADD is very aggressive in Dallas County and offers unlimited support.”

The Duncanville Police Department consists of 61 full-time officers and seeks to contribute to the highest quality of life.

For more information about MADD, visit: www.madd.org. For more information about Duncanville’s Police Department, visit: www.duncanville.com.

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