Coushatta Trooper Honored by MADD

Trooper First Class Melvin Massey has been honored for his participation in efforts to enforce laws against drunk and drugged driving.  The honor was presented by

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to Louisiana State Police Troop G troopers recognized for their commitment to end drunk driving.

Massey was presented his award during his duty shift by the Troop G Commander, Captain Cordell Williams.  Williams is a native of Martin and graduate of Martin High School.

Each year, MADD recognizes the brave men and women of Louisiana for their commitment to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes, and prevent underage drinking. Law enforcement plays a critical role in the fight to eliminate these 100 percent preventable crimes.

MADD hosts law enforcement and community recognition events across the country. These events provide an opportunity to honor outstanding service in the fight to create a future of No More Victims®. Nearly 60 officers throughout Louisiana will be recognized in April for their outstanding efforts.

“Every day we see the devastating toll automobile crashes have on families. We are committed to helping drivers understand the importance of sobriety behind the wheel,” said Alisa Politz, MADD North LA Programs Specialist. “We want to thank the officers who are being recognized for helping educate drivers and keep our roadways safe.”

MADD will recognize Senior Trooper Jeffrey Walker, Trooper First Class Melvin Massey, Trooper Carlos Garcia, Trooper Nathanial James, and Trooper Jonathan Odom who champion MADD’s mission.  “The work these men and women do every day should be recognized and honored. Drunk driving is still a problem, even during this pandemic, and the work to end drunk driving is as important as ever,” said Dr. Shelly Barrett, Northwest LA Transportation Safety Coalition Coordinator. “We are grateful for our partners like MADD, who even during these challenges times, recognize and honor law enforcement officers in our state.”

Mothers Against Drunk Driving was founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking.


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