Officer honored for impaired-driving enforcement by state

Officer Josh Lawson
Officer Josh Lawson

Special to The Mountain Advocate

The 2015 Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards ceremony was held at the Louisville Marriott East. Awards were presented to officers with the most impaired-driving arrests in each agency. Among the award recipients was Barbourville Police Officer Josh Lawson. Patrolman Lawson is an eight-year veteran officer with the Barbourville Police Department. He is often accompanied on patrol with his drug dog, Dusty. Lawson received the special award after arresting over 30 people for impaired driving over the last year.

“I’m very proud of Patrolman Lawson,” said Barbourville Police Chief Winston Tye. “His diligence on the job shows an excellent example of how well our police force strives daily to enforce the law and keep our highways safe from impaired drivers.”