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By Pam Stevens
Managing Editor 

Local officer recognized for service, hard work

 

April 5, 2010



The Snohomish County DUI and Target Zero Traffic Safety Task Force held its annual awards ceremony on Monday, March 29, recognizing law enforcement, youth, businesses and individuals who contributed to traffic safety in 2009.

“Officer Aukerman is being recognized for his ability to remove impaired and criminal drivers from the roadways in the City of Lake Stevens. In 2009 he led the department with 39 DUI’s and 33 other criminal traffic violations,” Tracy McMillan, from the Snohomish County DUI and Target Zero Safety Task explained. “He accomplished this along with investigating a majority of the collisions and assisting patrol with the daily calls for service. Officer Aukerman is a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Officer who sets the bar and is looked upon by his peers as the expert in traffic related issues, as well as a great partner to the DUI & Target Zero Traffic Safety Task Force.”

The Lake Stevens Police Department is honored to have one of their own officers recognized as one of the Leaders in Law Enforcement at the ceremony. Officer Wayne Auckerman was one of 17 police officers in Snohomish County to receive this award.

Lake Stevens Police Chief Randy Celori is proud of Auckerman’s work and his involvement in the Lake Stevens community.

“We nominated him and submitted his name to the DUI Task Force for his outstanding contributions.” Celori said. “Officer Auckerman is a dedicated individual who cares a lot for the community. He is considered an expert in traffic enforcement and related issues.”

Auckerman had the most DUI arrests within the Lake Stevens Police department this year. His main job is in traffic enforcement and collision investigation.

 

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