Minnesota Names Police Officers with Most DWI Arrests
The Minnesota DPS provided a list of its "all-stars" for DWI enforcement. The DPS seems concerned more with quantity than with quality of service.
Any cop can stop a driver and make up a reason. This list recognizing cops with the greatest number of stops and arrests is disgusting. Thousands of Minnesota cops perform their jobs better than expected under harsh conditions. Yet they do so go about their duties putting justice and service to the public first, relegating their own interests secondary.
These officers are the true ALL-STARS!
They are polite with the public while ensuring that justice is served. These police officers understand sheer numbers don't ensure public safety. They testify truthfully, and take their jobs seriously. Unfortunately, they go unrecognized. This "honor" by the department of public safety discourages such bahavior, while encouraging injustice and promoting further distrust of our valuable peace officers.
Here is the DPS' press release:
From the Minnesota Department of Public Safety:
Minnesota 2008 DWI Cop "Enforcer All-Stars"
The 2008 DWI Enforcer All-Stars were selected based on DWI arrest results from 2007.
Greater Minnesota DWI Enforcer All-Stars -- and Number of 2007 DWI Arrests
Officer Yermahne Berhane, Rochester PD -- 74
Officer Tiffany Blaschko, Mankato Department of Public Safety -- 36
Trooper Bradley Bordwell, Minnesota State Patrol -- 43
Officer Brian Martin, Mankato Department of Public Safety -- 51
Deputy Geoff Dowty, Sherburne County Sheriff's Office -- 109
Officer Todd Erickson, Elk River PD -- 76
Officer John Fritz, St. Cloud PD -- 46
Trooper Mark Hopkins, Minnesota State Patrol -- 41
Officer Justin Hunt, Faribault PD -- 56
Officer Scott Kostohyrz, Moorhead PD -- 64
Deputy Charles Lahman, Cass County Sheriff's Office -- 56
Officer Joe Miketin, Hermantown PD -- 39
Officer Andy Morgan, Grand Rapids PD -- 35
Officer Cory Schmitz, New Prague PD -- 41
Officer Joseph Swenson, Lake Crystal PD -- 17
Deputy Scott Wolfe, Blue Earth County Sheriff's Office -- 35
Metro DWI Enforcer All-Stars -- and Number of 2007 DWI Arrests
Trooper Adam Flynn, Minnesota State Patrol -- 208
Officer Richard Gabler, Brooklyn Center -- 57
Officer Todd Groves, Eden Prairie PD -- 63
Officer Josh Hunter, Corcoran PD -- 45
Officer Joel Horazuk, Apple Valley PD -- 49
Officer Adam Jacobson, Coon Rapids PD -- 113
Trooper Kyle Klawiter, Minnesota State Patrol -- 196
Officer John Kolar, Shakopee PD -- 54
Officer Scott Langner, Maplewood PD -- 82
Officer Nicki Marquardt, Shakopee PD -- 67
Officer Justin Parranto, Inver Grove Heights PD -- 69
Deputy Tim Samuelson, Dakota County Sheriff's Office -- 50
Officer Fran Schmitz, Woodbury PD -- 86
Officer Richard Schwab, South St. Paul PD -- 86
Officer Darcy White, Prior Lake PD -- 63
Officer Steve Wuorinen, Minneapolis PD -- 60
The state patrol said it is providing even more DWI / DWI Patrols on Minnesota Roads Throughout July.