MADD "Top Cops"
St. Mary Parish Mothers Against Drunk Driving held its “Light of Hope” ceremony at the Teche Theater in Franklin Thursday. “Top Cop” awards were handed out to Louisiana State Police troopers with the highest DWI arrests. First photo, they are from left with number of arrests, Trooper Todd Pellerin, 11; Trooper Cy Landry, 12, and Trooper Scott Verret, 17. Below, city and sheriff’s departments Top Cops are, from top left, Patterson officer Daven Colar, 4; Franklin officers Seth Dantin, 4, and Kennedy Gunner, 5; Baldwin officer Tony Derouen, 6 and Franklin officer Larry Bolden; Second photo from left, Berwick officers Reed Gros, 7, and J.P. Henry, 7; Franklin officer Brandan Trahan, 8; Morgan City officer Richard Briscoe, 24, and not pictured are Patterson officer Garrett Grogan, 9, and a sheriff’s deputy who recently resigned from the department with 87. Since MADD’s inception in 1998, 3,563 impaired drivers have been removed from the roads by local police and state troopers, 232 from November 2010 to November 2011. Of that total, 156 were first offense; 46 were second offense; 21 were third offense; and one each were fourth and fifth offense.