STONINGTON — Stonington police officers Troy Powell and Nick Long were honored last week by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers at the state organization's annual Law Enforcement Recognition Ceremony.

Powell has been with the Stonington Police Department since 2015, and Long has served since 2017. Dozens of local and State Police officers were honored at the event held Tuesday at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville.

Stonington Police Capt. Todd Olson said the two officers were recommended because of their efforts to combat impaired driving in the past year. MADD Connecticut aims to recognize at least one or two officers each year from departments throughout the state.

"Among our staff professional and dedicated officers, these two have shown a commitment to assuring that our streets remain safe," Stonington Police Capt. Todd Olson said. "Promoting safety on our roadways and reducing accidents remains a top priority. These two played a large role in our success."

— Jason Vallee

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