Aspen Police Recognized by MADD in Law Enforcement Honors

ASPEN, CO - 09/09/2010 – On Saturday, September 11 Mothers Against Drunk Driving of Colorado will be honoring law enforcement officers throughout the state of Colorado at their 2010 MADD Colorado statewide Law Enforcement Recognition Event. The Aspen Police Department will be recognized for Outstanding Team Dedication to DUI Enforcement (Mountain) and, specifically, Officer Tina Schairer of the Aspen Police Department will be recognized as Outstanding School Resource Officer.


 “We are grateful for MADD’s recognition,” said Sergeant Dan Davis, “and we are pleased to have Officers Kirk Wheatley and Gregg Cole accept this award on behalf of the department for their extensive efforts in DUI enforcement.” Intoxicated drivers present a risk to the community, therefore education and enforcement of DUI is a necessary responsibility for the Aspen Police.


Officer Schairer spearheaded many programs for Aspen students, including Students Against Drunk Driving, Safe Chicks self-defense class for girls, and an expanded cyber-bullying seminars. “Her efforts have proven successful in building positive relationships with students, parents, and educators,” said Sergeant Chip Seamans.


“Without the cooperative nature between the Aspen School District, Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, and the Aspen Police in managing student issues on campus,” said Chief Richard Pryor “this award would not be possible. And I extend my thanks to Pitkin County deputies Paul Hufnagle and Bruce Benjamin for mentoring and help creating this successful environment.”


The event is being held at The Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 W. 104th Avenue, Westminster, Colorado from 9AM until 11AM. Free parking is available. For more information about MADD Colorado, visit them at  For questions about these awards, please contact the Aspen Police at (970) 315-2731 or (970) 920-5400.



Posted on Thursday, September 09, 2010