Friday, March 08, 2013

MADD Honors CMPD Team - Again

(left to right: CMPD Chief Tom Gazsi, California Office of Traffic Safety Director Christopher Murphy, Officer Erik Rosado, Officer Crystal Rodriguez, Officer Jose Torres, Captain Rob Sharpnack, Officer Kha Bao, Officer Oscar Reyes, Officer Tony Yannizzi, Officer Chris Brunt, Officer Darren Wood, Captain Les Gogerty, Captain Allen Huggins, Lieutenant Greg Scott and California Office of Traffic Safety Operations Coordinator Julie Schilling)

Yesterday the Costa Mesa Police Department announced awards received by members of the department at the 26th Annual Mother's Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Recognition Luncheon held at the Richard M. Nixon Library in Yorba Linda on March 7th.

One of the highlights of the luncheon was the presentation of Century Awards to officers who have tallied 100 or more DUI arrests during 2012.  Of the 21 recipients from nine different law enforcement agencies to receive this prestigious award, one-third - 7 officers - were from Costa Mesa.

Leading the way in Costa Mesa again was Officer Kha Bao with 206 arrests.  He was one of only two to receive the Double Century Award - 200 or more arrests.  You'll recall that Officer Bao was honored last year for achieving more than 400 arrests.

Other Costa Mesa officers receiving the Century Award were Officer Oscar Reyes (113), Officer Jeff Horn (140), Officer Darren Wood (113), Officer Tony Yannizzi (110), Officer Crystal Rodriquez (106) and Officer Erik Rosado (104).  These seven officers accounted for 892 DUI arrests last year.

Congratulations to all those officers for their achievements.  Thanks to them, and all the other members of the Costa Mesa Police Department, for their efforts to keep our community safe in these difficult times.

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Anonymous CMPD # 1 said...

This is what happens when Costa Mesa is Newport Beachs door mat, all the drunks passing through town get popped here. Great work from all these great officers. Keep up the good work and thanks again for the job you do and keeping all of us safe.

3/08/2013 07:56:00 AM  
Blogger kwahlf said...

Congratulations to all of you for keeping us safe.

3/08/2013 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Uh hello officer said...

That's a lot of drunks! It would be interesting to see a list of the top 10 places where these drunks are comming from. They have to be consuming somewhere and then getting in their cars and driving through CM where our officers are waiting on their migration route to take them down.

3/08/2013 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Where's the money? said...

Does the city get any money from all these DUIs? Any funds for cars being towed or processing/jail fees from these drunks? Seems with all these scum bags driving around and endangering yours and mine families the city should be collecting from these A-Holes.

3/08/2013 04:21:00 PM  
Blogger just wondering... said...

Very good, Guys! 7 out of 21 awards is impressive. It's impossible to put a price on a our safety. Please keep up the good work.

3/10/2013 10:36:00 AM  

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