Patrick Deggs (Duncanville Police Dept.)

DUNCANVILLE (CBSDFW.COM) – Duncanville police officer, Patrick Deggs, was awarded the Enforcement Hero Award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving.Officer

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Deggs recorded 23 DWI arrests in 2016, which accounted for 43 percent of the department’s total DWI arrests.

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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.”

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“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.”