Rockland County Executive Honors 19 officers for DWI Arrests That Keep Our Communities Safe

Rockland Sheriff Louis Falco, Rockland County Executive Ed Day, STOP-DWI Coordinator Leslie Berger with award winners)

PRESS RELEASE– Rockland County this week honored 19 law enforcement officers from numerous agencies who pulled a total of 316 drunken drivers off the road in 2016.

 
Officers from Ramapo, Spring Valley, the Rockland Sheriff’s Department, New York State police Troop T and Troop F and New York State Park police, were honored at the annual STOP-DWI Awards luncheon.
 
Each of the honorees made more than 10 drunk driving arrests on Rockland County roadways in 2016.
 
“A big thank you to all of our dedicated law enforcements officers who enforce Rockland’s zero tolerance for drunken drivers,” County Executive Ed Day told the honorees. “We don’t want drunken drivers on our roads, threatening the safety of our families.”
 
Spring Valley police Officer Khalid Parwanta made 57 DWI arrests – the most by any officer in Rockland County in 2016.
 
This was the 12th consecutive year Officer Parwanta was honored.
 
Spring Valley police Officer Shannon Hansen made 35 DWI arrests – the second most in Rockland County. This is the second year Officer Hansen has been honored.
 
Spring Valley police Officer Jacqueline Blumfield     made 23 DWI arrests and is being honored for the second time.
 
The County Executive thanked all the officers for their efforts.
 
Every drunken driver removed from the road meant a possible car crash averted, he said.
 
“That’s more than 316 crashes prevented and 316 people who weren’t hurt or killed by someone driving drunk,” he said.
 
STOP-DWI Coordinator Leslie Berger thanked the officers for enforcing Rockland’s zero tolerance policy toward drunken drivers.
 
“We will continue to educate our young people and members of the community on the risks and fatal consequences of drinking and driving,” she said.
AWARD RECIPIENTS FOR 2017

TOWN OF RAMAPO

                                                                    DWI Arrests                              Number of years honored
Officer Marc Lieman                                       16                                                                      2
Officer Andre Sanchez                                   12                                                                      1
Officer Jonathan Quinn                                  12                                                                      3
Officer John Youngman                                 11                                                                      1
Sgt. Chris Youngman                                     20                                                                      6
 

VILLAGE OF SPRING VALLEY

Officer Jacqueline Blumfield                          23                                                                      2
                                               

SHERIFF’S PATROL

Officer Robert Moger                                        9                                                                      9
 

NEW YORK STATE PARK POLICE

Officer Nelson Marti                                                    10                                                          2
 
NEW YORK STATE TROOP T
Officer Sy Lee                                                 10                                                                      1
 

NEW YORK STATE TROOP F

Trooper Daniel Balletto                                               13                                                                      3
Trooper Keith Fitzgerald                                             13                                                                      2
Trooper Ray Hasan                                                    11                                                                    11
Trooper Don Kim                                                        10                                                                      1
Trooper Thomas Orbacz                                            10                                                                      1
 
****TOP SHERIFF
Officer James Russell                                                13                                                                    3
 
***2nd Place TROOPER
Trooper Kenneth Plate                                               15                                                                      2
 
*****TOP TROOPER
Trooper Shameed Yadali                                            16                                                                    10
 
****2nd Place – MUNICIPAL
Officer Shannon Hansen (Spring Valley)                   35                                                                      2
 
****TOP COP – MUNICIPAL
Officer Khalid Parwanta (Spring Valley)                     57                                                                    12