Byron police receive state recognition, equipment

bpurser@macon.comNovember 18, 2013 

BYRON -- Police picked up three awards Friday at the annual Governor’s Challenge Banquet.

The police department received first place for agencies with 11 to 25 officers and in special categories of child occupant protection and underage drinking prevention, a Byron police news release stated. The city recorded no traffic fatalities and a 20 percent reduction in accidents with injuries during the past year.

The Governor’s Challenge is a statewide awards program of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety that recognizes law enforcement traffic safety programs, the release stated.

The agency also received about $8,000 in “GOHS Bucks” to use at the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety store to purchase traffic enforcement equipment, the release stated. The department also took home a video system in a door-prize drawing.

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