“Every day in America, another 28 people die as a result of drunk driving crashes. That’s one person every 53 minutes.” On Saturday we attended the annual MADD Heroe’s Award Banquet recognizing law enforcement where Officer John Fermon was awarded The Michael Collins Humanitarian Award. Officer Fermon from the City of Bloomington – Police has made DUI enforcement in this community a passion. In 2016 he set a new record with 107 DUI arrests beating the previous record of 53. He also has the most DUI’s in the department as a total since 1999 and is the only downstate officer with over 100 DUI’s. Officer Fermon was one of the first responder’s on the scene the night of Michael’s crash and the event has had a profound impact on him personally. He stated he is “motivated by Michael,” and that he has been touched to “Pay it forward.” He also volunteers his time to the foundation whenever possible. We could not be more proud of this year’s selection. Congratulations.