DUNCANVILLE (CBSDFW.COM) – Duncanville police officer, Patrick Deggs, was awarded the Enforcement Hero Award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving.OfficerREAD MORE: I-Team: Bank Of America And Zelle Customers Targeted In New High-Tech Scam
Deggs recorded 23 DWI arrests in 2016, which accounted for 43 percent of the department’s total DWI arrests.READ MORE: Technology Helping Melissa ISD Retain School Bus Drivers During Nationwide Shortage
Officer Deggs has been a Duncanville Police officer for three years.
“I have been around law enforcement my whole life with my father being a police officer, and it is the only thing I wanted to do,” Deggs said. “MADD is very aggressive in Dallas County and offers unlimited support.”MORE NEWS: Parents Share Safety Concerns At Mansfield ISD Town Hall On Campus Security Following School Shooting
“Drunk driving enforcement is an important police activity,” said Duncanville Police Chief Robert Brown. “According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, every two hours, three people are killed in alcohol-related highway crashes. I am very proud of Officer Deggs’ drunk driving enforcement. Our roadways are safer because of his enforcement efforts.”