Law Enforcement Support

Patrolman Joseph Barlow
Patrolman Joseph Barlow

November 2023 Mission Moment
Patrolman Joseph Barlow
McAlester Police Department, Oklahoma

On March 20, 2023, Patrolman Joseph Barlow succumbed to injuries received on March 17th, when he was struck head-on while escorting a funeral procession for a member of his department who had passed away.

The procession was traveling on Highway 75, near 151st Street S in Glenpool, when the pickup truck crossed the center line and struck his patrol car head-on. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries three days later.

The driver of the truck was arrested and charged with causing an accident without carrying a driver’s license, reckless driving, and causing great bodily injury. First-degree manslaughter was charged after Patrolman Barlow passed away.

Patrolman Barlow was United States Army veteran and served with the McAlester Police Department for over one year. He is survived by his wife, toddler son, and mother.
Stacey D. Stewart
Stacey D. Stewart

Stacey D. Stewart
Chief Executive Officer
Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Dear Law Enforcement Officer,

Since 1980, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)® has worked side-by-side with law enforcement with only one focus – eliminating impaired driving. From being on the forefront of MADD's Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving to partnering with various programs and events, law enforcement has allowed us to be visible to the community while also saving lives.

Unfortunately, drunk driving deaths continue to rise. Over the past three years, the U.S. has seen an increase in impaired driving, especially during the pandemic. Overall, drunk driving deaths increased by 14% in 2020 and again in 2021, rising to more than 13,000 for the first time since 2006.

With these astonishing numbers, we have much work to do, and we cannot finish the fight without you. I value our long-standing partnership and applaud your dedicated efforts while risking your lives every day helping us end this 100% preventable crime.

Thank you for all you do and together we will create a nation of No More Victims.


Stacey D. Stewart

Editor’s note: reprinted from the opening page of the MADD Impaired Driving Toolkit: A Law Enforcement Leaders’s Guide to Saving Lives. The toolkit can be found by Clicking Here, or at the QR Code.
Lieutenant Elvis Zeno Santiago
Lieutenant Elvis Zeno Santiago

November 2023 Officer of the Month
Lieutenant Elvis Zeno Santiago
Negociado Patrullas de Carrtera, Puerto Rico

MADD proudly recognizes Lieutenant Elvis Zeno Santiago as our Officer of the Month for November 2023! Lieutenant Santiago is the Assistant Director of the Negociado Patrullas de Carrtera Police Department and he has been in law enforcement for over 30 years.

MADD Puerto Rico opened in early 2021 and Lieutenant Elvis Zeno Santiago, on multiple occasions, has collaborated with our MADD Puerto Rico team since day one. Throughout 2023, MADD has been invited to all the prevention events organized by the Puerto Rico Police.

On March 23, 2023, Lieutenant Santiago was an important part of getting the collaborative agreement signed between MADD Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rico Police, marking history as the first time they partnered with an organization like MADD. On June 22, 2023, he was part of the panel of experts for MADD Puerto Rico’s Inaugural Virtual Town Hall “Let's Talk About Safety on Our Roads”. Recently, he partnered with MADD on our “Saturation Saturday” weekend organizing their officers for MADD's visit to police headquarters and enforcement and prevention efforts.

MADD is proud to recognize Lieutenant Elvis Zeno Santiago as the MADD November 2023 Officer of the Month. We thank him for his dedicated service to the citizens Puerto Rico and for his partnership with MADD. We wish him the best in safety and wellness in the remaining years of his career and service and helping MADD create a Puerto Rico of #NoMasVictimas!

MADD extends our deepest condolences to the agencies and families who have lost officers and loved ones in the line of duty

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