Photo courtesy of the Town of Occoquan
Brent Barker has helped protect his community from those driving under the influence.
The Occoquan police officer was recognized for his work on September 30.
Last year, Barker arrested 25 impaired drivers and helped many people who were intoxicated arrive home safely, according to a release from the Town of Occoquan.
He was among more than 200 law enforcement officers that were honored at the Virtual Statewide Day of Recognition by the Virginia office of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Statewide Event Sponsor State Farm.
“Every day at State Farm we see the devastating toll automobile crashes have on families. We are committed to helping drivers understand the importance of sobriety behind the wheel,” State Farm spokesperson Kate Beadle said in a release. “We want to thank the officers who are being recognized for helping educate others and keep our roadways safe.”
MADD aims to eliminate drunk driving, combat drugged driving, assist victims and prevent underage drinking.
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