Photo/Story Gallery 2011

Remove Impaired Drivers (RID) Award Ceremony

Trooper MiddletonTrooper HartzigOn Oct. 6, 2011, Remove Impaired Driving of Tampa Bay featured their 13th Annual We All Make A Difference Awards Banquet in Clearwater, Fla. The ceremony was held to honor citizens who have lost their lives or who have been injured by drunk drivers. The awards banquet honored the enforcement efforts of numerous officers from Pinellas County. Remove Impaired Driving honored the officers from the Florida Highway Patrol, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies throughout Pinellas County with a dinner before awarding individual plaques for their service. All attendees paid a tribute to those lost during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Officer Mark Franzman, an officer who suffered severe injuries due to a drunk driver in 1981, provided the keynote address.

Pictured Troopers Daniel Middleton (left) and Bobby Hartzig (right).