Local Cops Recognized for DWI Enforcement Efforts

The officers were among 24 that were honored on Tuesday.

Three local law enforcement officers were recognized on Tuesday morning for their efforts in 2012 in enforcing the state’s DWI laws.

The officers were among 24 cops that were given the title of Top Cop at a ceremony held at Suffolk County Community College’s West campus.

In total, the 24 cops made 5,292 arrests in 2012, with one deputy sheriff charging 108 offenders with DWI.

Among those local officers honored were: John Galvin, of the Quogue Village Police Department; Steven McManus of the Westhampton Beach Fire Department, and Keith Phillips, of the Town of Southampton Police Department.

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Carol Combes February 27, 2013 at 07:18 PM
We do have a growing amount of DWI arrest in this area most likely due to the growing population. Just imagine how many are out there driving day and night that don't get caught. Police can't be everywhere. I thank all you men and woman for helping to keep our roads as safe as possible. People who drink and drive risk our lives as well as the arresting officers. In a way sometimes good comes out of being caught and arrested hopefully for a few. Has to be embarrassing to their families, than the drunk put in a jail cell, go see a judge have your name in the paper and the internet forever and ever, attend classes, lose your license and have increases in your auto insurance rates for years. If someone wants to get drunk, stay home and destroy your own body. How would you feel if you killed someone? Carol Combes


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