Posts filed under: Mission Moment

August 2022 Mission Moment Officer Karl McDonough’s Line of Duty Death in 2010 Continues to Motivate our August Officer of the Month   On October 12, 2010, Officer Karl McDonough was killed when his patrol car was struck by a...
A drugged driver killed my parents.  Oral fluid roadside testing will save lives and save more families from that pain. By Brian Swift   In 2013, a logging truck barreled through a red light and slammed into my parents’ car,...
“I find peace in knowing that each of you are out there every day” Alex Otte Mothers Against Drunk Driving National President My name is Alex Otte and I am the National President of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. In two...
May Mission Moment  Officer Nicholas Galinger Chattanooga, Tennessee Police Department  End of Watch February 24, 2019 Police Officer Nicholas Galinger was struck and killed by a vehicle in the 2900 block of Hamill Road at 11:00 pm, on February 24,...
“The police had him” A mother’s heart felt story of losing her daughter to a drug impaired driver who was earlier stopped by police. By – Kristine Villatoro   On the morning of February 19, 2019, I was rushing to...
“I did not choose this path; it has chosen me” By Brittney Lamb   It was December 14th, 1997. I was going on a special outing with my Aunt Julie – to see a performance of the Nutcracker in Denver....
How Everything Changed in a Split Second By: Jeff Kudlacik As far back as I could remember, I wanted to be a doctor. I had always been fascinated with helping people and doing whatever I could to make someone’s life...
A Sister’s Heartache Lights a Passion to Fight By:  Ashley Bonus I started my journey with MADD in 2012 when my sister, Stacy Gammons-Ankerfelt, was killed by a impaired driver. I hope one day I can be half the woman...
Andrew Martinez          A young life and talent lost to an impaired driver                                                      By Eric Martinez On the night of November 3rd, 2019, in Santa Fe, NM- Andrew Martinez picked up his friend Kevin Allende from his home. The two were...
An Empty Chair at the Table During the Holidays By Rebecca Grimes It was November 20, 1982, the Saturday before Thanksgiving.  That day is not very clear to me, but one thing that I will never forget, arriving home from a...