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MADD Southeast Texas Recognizes Local Heroes

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX- On Wednesday, MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Southeast Texas held their annual “Take the Wheel” Law Enforcement Recognition Luncheon in Houston. The event highlights the efforts of law enforcement from Montgomery, Harris, Brazoria, Galveston, and Fort Bend Counties.

Pct. 4 Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden proudly announced MADD presented 11 awards to members of his agency. Constable Hayden received the “Outstanding Education Award” for his dedication to youth safety in East Montgomery County. His efforts include compliance checks at local retail outlets to prevent alcohol sales to minors.

MADD presented Pct. 4 Sergeant Lewis with the “Outstanding Service Award” for his 43 DWI arrests in 2023, while managing the FTO Training program, supervising a patrol shift, and serving on the SRT team.

MADD honored Deputy Esteves with the “Distinguished Enforcement Hero Award” for removing 52 impaired drivers and making 92 total arrests in 2023, contributing significantly to roadway safety.

MADD presented Deputy Gaspard the “Outstanding Rookie Award” for his proactive approach, arresting 15 impaired drivers among his 62 total arrests.

Additionally, MADD presented “Unsung Hero Awards” to Sergeant Lewis, Sergeant Buchanan, Deputy Esteves, Deputy Gaspard, Deputy Mendez, Deputy Valenzuela, Deputy Guzman, Deputy Sallee Jr., Deputy Allen, and Reserve Deputy Potter for their exceptional commitment responding to service calls, handling crashes, managing civil deputy duties, and achieving notable milestones in DWI enforcement.

Constable Hayden says he’s thankful for each MADD Award recipient’s hard work and tireless dedication to making East Montgomery County safer.

“I’m also thankful to Mothers Against Drunk Driving for their ongoing effort to combat and raise awareness about impaired driving, support victims, and prevent underage drinking,” Constable Hayden said. “And I know speak for all law enforcement when I say how greatly we appreciate their encouragement and recognition.”

The Constable said spending time visiting with Mothers Against Drunk Driving reminds everyone in law enforcement the importance of their jobs and its impact on the communities they serve.

 

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