Local officers honoured by MADD for their service

Recognition took place as part of 'Red Ribbon' campaign launch last weekend

MADD Sarnia-Lambton volunteers erected the annual White Cross display Saturday on Quinn Drive near Temple Baptist Church as a reminder that impaired driving kills. The local MADD chapter wants everyone to enjoy the upcoming holiday season but never drive if you consume alcohol, cannabis or other drugs.

Lambton OPP Const. John Peters and Sarnia Const. Blair Nield have been recognized this year by MADD Sarnia-Lambton for their outstanding commitment to reducing impaired driving.

The chapter honoured both on Saturday, November 3 during a ceremony to kick off MADD’s Red Ribbon Campaign.

MADD’s National President Patricia Hynes-Coates flew to Sarnia to help honour the two officers and thank them for going above and beyond to make our local roads safer.

About 40 volunteers erected 270 crosses on Quinn Drive near Temple Baptist Church just before the awards ceremony.  The crosses represent the number of lives that will be lost across Canada during the holiday season due to impaired driving crashes.

From left: Lambton OPP Sgt. Taylor Hamilton, MADD 2018 Honouree Lambton OPP Const. John Peters, MADD’s National President Trish Hynes-Coates, MADD Sarnia-Lambton President Charmaine Murray, MADD 2018 Honouree Sarnia Const. Blair Nield and Sarnia Police Chief Norman Hansen. Const. Peters and Const. Nield are being recognized this year by MADD Sarnia-Lambton for their outstanding commitment to reducing impaired driving.

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