A group of Lancaster County police officers were recently recognized for their efforts to combat intoxicated driving.
Sixteen officers were given “Top Gun” awards for leading the county in DUI arrests in 2016.
Samuel Sanger, an East Lampeter Township police officer, had the most arrests of the group, with 64.
Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman, speaker at the June 20 event in Salunga, presented the officers with their awards.
Stedman commended the officers for work that is saving lives – of the DUI drivers themselves and other motorists on the road.
On average, between 1,500 and 1,700 DUI charges are filed each year in Lancaster County.
Here is the complete list of “Top Gun” winners:
Samuel Sanger, East Lampeter Township police Officer: 64 arrests
Stefanie Schiavoni, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper: 56 arrests
Tyler Seidel, Northwest Regional police Officer: 41 arrests
Roger Kreisher Jr., East Cocalico Township police Officer: 38 arrests
Kirk Lightfoot Colwell, Manheim Borough Police Officer: 37 arrests
Dustin Ryan, Elizabethtown police Patrolman: 35 arrests
Brad Redinger, Manheim Township police Patrolman: 24 arrests
Shawn Powell, Southern Regional police Officer: 23 arrests
Michael Murray, West Hempfield Township police Officer: 15 arrests
Alexandria Parisi, Northern Lancaster County Regional police Officer: 14 arrests
Jason L. Turner, Millersville Borough Police Officer: 12 arrests
Jared Hahn, Lititz police Sergeant: 12 arrests
Sean O’Hanlon, Ephrata police Officer: 10 arrests
Evan Shubrooks, West Lampeter Township police Officer: 9 arrests
Phillip Eck, Manor Township police Officer: 9 arrests
Jed Custer, New Holland police Officer: 7 arrests
(Photo courtesy of DUI Council of Lancaster County.)
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