PICKAWAY – Five officers were awarded by Safe Communities of Pickaway County, today (November 21, 2018) all from different local agencies in Pickaway County. What did they have in common? These five officers shared 203 impaired driving arrests taken off Pickaway County Roads this year. This does not include all the other troopers, deputies and officers from these departments who work every day to keep impaired drivers off the roads.
Trooper Spencer Large (Ohio State Highway Patrol) 132 OVI arrests this year.
Deputy Britt Ramey (Pickaway Sheriff) 13
Sgt. Matthew Hafey (Circleville Police Department) 3
Officer Zackary Johnson (Ashville Police Department) 7
Officer Ryan Howard (South Bloomfield Police Department) 48
Pickaway County Sheriff Radcliff said, “We work together well here in Pickaway County with each and every agency thats what makes us great here. We share resources and help each other and that’s how we are successful here. We all have our role here, its not about who has the biggest numbers just that we all work together to make this community a safer place.”
Officer Herron from Ohio State Highway, “We all get out there to each one of us go out to work and for one reason and thats to keep the community safe. We hold people accountable for impaired driving because its the right thing to do to keep everyone safe.”
As we head into the Holiday season we ask that everyone make good decisions if you drink don’t drive, and don’t drive impaired for any reason.