(SIOUX CITY) A Cass County Deputy and an Iowa State Patrol Trooper from Atlantic were recognized during the annual Governor’s Highway Traffic Safety Conference this week.
During the event, outstanding traffic safety efforts were recognized through awards presented by Iowa’s Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds and Iowa Department of Public Safety Commissioner Larry Noble.
Cass County Deputy Ben Bartholomew and Sergeant Martin McCreedy with the Iowa State Patrol were two of several law enforcement officers recognized during the event.
Cass County Sheriff Darby McLaren said Bartholomew is a drug recognition expert, which means he identifies drivers that are impaired by drugs or alcohol and he was recognized as having the most drug impaired arrests in southwest Iowa.
Sergeant Martin McCreedy, of the Iowa State Patrol, was presented with the Kipton Hayward Award for his efforts in increasing compliance with impaired driving laws and reducing traffic related deaths and injuries. The award is named in honor of the lake Kip Hayward who was killed by an impaired driver while working to remove another impaired driver from the road