Officer David Terry has been selected Officer of the Year for 2012. The selection was based on the recommendation of of all sworn and non-sworn personnel within Mauldin Police Department.
This is an annual award whereby Mauldin Police Employees recommend that officer for the previous calendar year who best represents and demonstrates those distinguishing qualities essential in a competent, excellent police officer.
During this past year, Officer David Terry led the Mauldin Police Department in the number of impaired motorists removed from our roadways. He arrested 39 impaired drivers, of which 11 of them were under the influence of narcotics. He also taught over 260 students the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or narcotics through the “Alive at 25” course and the “Fatal Vision” simulation goggles.
Not only did he teach our children the dangers of impaired driving, Officer Terry worked with instructors from the Police Academy in training other state certified officers in recognizing and prosecuting motorists who are impaired by prescription medication and illegal narcotics, both of which are more difficult to detect, but just as deadly as alcohol impaired motorists.
As a result of his commitment to making our roadways and community a safer place to commute and live, Officer Terry’s Peers selected him as the 2012 Mauldin Police Officer of the Year.