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Long County deputies honored
Sgt. David Horton, left, Cpl. Derek Howard, right, and Adv. Dept. Aaron Combs, middle. - photo by Photo provided.

For the past 13 years, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has partnered with the MADD Georgia chapter to celebrate successes in the ongoing effort to keep the state’s highways and roads safe.

During the 13th annual Golden Shield honor awards banquet Tuesday hosted by the Georgia MADD chapter in Atlanta, three Long County deputies were recognized, according to a post on the Long County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

Sgt. David Horton, Cpl. Derek Howard, and Advanced Deputy Aaron Combs were recognized for their achievements in DUI enforcement.

Horton received the silver pin for 55 DUI arrests.

Howard received the bronze pin for 25 DUI arrests.

Combs received the bronze pin for 29 DUI arrests.

The awards reflect DUI arrests in 2016.

The Long County Sheriff’s Office has been a regional leader in the efforts to prevent and reduce impaired driving in southeast Georgia.

These officers, prosecutors, and educational advocates work hand-in-hand with MADD to stop drunk driving, support the victims of violent crime, and prevent underage drinking, according to the Long County Sheriff’s Office post on Facebook.

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