April 9, 2013

Officers Honored For DUI Enforcement

Santa Cruz Police Officers Eileen Fincutter and Denise Cockrum were recognized today at an award ceremony in Monterey for their DUI enforcement efforts.  This is the second consecutive year that Officer Eileen Fincutter has been recognized and honored for this achievement.  

The recognition ceremony was a collaborative effort by the State of California Office of Traffic Safety and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).  The ceremony honored police officers from around the Central Coast for taking impaired drivers off of our streets and saving innocent lives that may have otherwise been lost when these impaired drivers become involved in deadly traffic collisions. 

Officers Fincutter and Cockrum were among 23 honorees from Santa Cruz County law enforcement agencies, including the California Highway Patrol, Capitola Police, Scotts Valley Police, Watsonville Police, and Santa Cruz Police.  In addition to the honorees from Santa Cruz County, there were 41 honorees from Monterey and San Benito County law enforcement agencies.  

This was a heartfelt ceremony that included a very sad testimonial by April Park the mother of bicyclist Zachary Park who was killed in a hit and run collision in Santa Cruz.  We are honored to have Santa Cruz Police Officers Eileen Fincutter and Denise Cockrum among the honorees.  

Please join the entire staff of the Santa Cruz Police Department in congratulating Officers Eileen Fincutter and Denise Cockrum!

Officers Fincutter and Cockrum
Chief Vogel with our honorees
SCPD staff joined by ceremony Emcee Brittany Nielsen of KSBW