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Summit County Sheriff's Office

Posted on: June 2, 2022

Summit County Sheriff's Office Deputy Receives Law Enforcement Champion Award

Summit County Sheriff's Office Patrol Deputy Andrew Hinman was awarded a Law Enforcement Champion Award from MADD Colorado and the Colorado Department of Transportation.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASELaw Enforcement Champion 2022 - Hinman


Date:  June 2, 2022                                     

Contact: Christine Duplan, Public Information Officer

(970) 423-4901






SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – Congratulations to Summit County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy Andrew Hinman, who was awarded “Outstanding Individual Dedication to Impaired Driving Enforcement: Mountain/Local law Enforcement Champion,” presented by MADD Colorado (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and the Colorado Department of Transportation. 

Deputy Hinman started his law enforcement career with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office in January of 2021. In his first year, Deputy Hinman made a huge impact by taking 41 DUI/DWAI and DUID drivers off of Summit County roads, during a time when the Sheriff’s Office received over 20,000 calls for service. Deputy Hinman is recognized for his hard work and dedication to keeping residents and visitors of Summit County safe.

“Every time a deputy stops and removes an impaired driver from the road, they potentially save a life. We are fortunate to have Deputy Andrew Hinman along with so many other dedicated men and women protecting our community. Congratulations to Deputy Hinman on receiving the MADD & CDOT Law Enforcement Champion Award,” said Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons.

Per the Colorado Department of Transportation, approximately one-third of traffic fatalities involve an impaired driver in Colorado. To learn more about impaired driving enforcement plans, arrest totals and safety tips, please visit 

MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) is a non-profit organization that seeks to stop driving under the influence, provides support to victims affected by impaired driving and prevent underage drinking. To learn how you can support MADD, please visit or call 1-877-ASK-MADD.





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