AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. -- A sheriff's office in our area received awards for keeping you safe on the road.
It was part of the law enforcement challenge, a traffic safety awards program recognizing excellent law enforcement traffic safety programs.
It looked at statistics and prevention efforts.
The Augusta County Sheriff's Office won first place in Virginia and third place in the nation.
"No state police officer, deputy sheriff or police officer wants to respond to a fatal accident so anything we can do to help to keep those numbers down we are proud of it," said Sgt. Brian Jenkins.
He said the award looks at DUI, speeding enforcement and occupant protection.
The sheriff's office competed with departments similar in size.
The state award is being presented tomorrow in Waynesboro.