Herkimer County

Michael Edwards

320 N. Main St., Suite 3500
Herkimer, NY 13350
United States


On March 23 we had our 8 annual breakfast honoring those Officers nominated by their agency for their efforts with the DWI enforcement.  Each Officer nominated received an award.  The Officer who attained the most DWI arrests for the year is Awarded the Ryan Parks Memorial Award.  This award is in memory of fallen Ilion Police Officer Ryan Parks who while off duty was killed by a drunk driver.  Officer Parks Family attend each year.  His children are always present and hand out the award.  Each year one of the children speaks touching everyone in the room with their story on how losing their father to a drunk driver has affected their life.  We also give out a Community Service award to a person or organizations who promotes the efforts to keep our roadways safe particularly from drunk drivers.