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Officer of the Month – June 2022

MADD June 2022 Officer of the Month

Officer Josh Landrum

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

MADD National selects Officer Josh Landrum as our Officer of the Month for June 2022. Officer Landrum is with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

Officer Landrum was the National Association of State Boating Law Enforcement Administrator’s (NASBLA) 2021 Operation Dry Water Officer of the Year. Over the 2021 Operation Dry Water weekend, Officer Landrum made eight arrests for boating under the influence (BUI). He worked each day of the 2021 Operation Dry Water weekend, logging more than 15 hours per day. Throughout the three-day weekend, Officer Landrum checked 77 vessels, contacted 122 boaters and issued 27 citations. Prior to Operation Dry Water weekend, Officer Landrum had already arrested 11 operators for BUI since the end of May 2021.

This past year, Officer Landrum was the lead investigator for seven boating incidents and assisted district officers with many others. Officer Landrum devotes an enormous amount of his time to the agency, the public, and to boating safety in one way or another.

He started his Operation Dry Water informational awareness campaign off early last year by volunteering to have a speaking role in the newest TWRA Operation Dry Water public service announcement. This video was shared with news outlets and on social media statewide to get the message out about the dangers of boating under the influence and TWRA’s role in the Operation Dry Water weekend.

MADD is proud to select Officer Josh Landrum of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency as the MADD June 2022 Officer of the Month.  We thank him for his passion in removing impaired boat operators from the waterways and making them safer for all to enjoy.  We wish him the best in safety and wellness in the remaining years of his career and service to the citizens of the State of Tennessee.

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