A year of relentlessly hammering away
in the community with the car safety belt and child car safety seat
message won Key West Police Sgt. Ed Stress and his Traffic Safety Division
a state award, Key West Police Patrol Division Capt. Bill Fortune has
The Florida Department of Transportation
and Buckle Up Florida selected Stress over nominations from throughout the
state as first-place winner in this year’s Occupant Protection Safety
submitted the nomination.
An example of
their efforts was seen in the February safety campaign, one of several the
Key West police division ran throughout the year, Fortune said.
Stress’ officers, plus firefighters and volunteers, inspected the
most child car safety seats in the state.
want to thank all the officers in the division for their enthusiasm and
determination to get Key Westers of all ages to buckle up,” Stress said.
“That – not writing tickets – was our goal.”
He also thanked the local news media for helping to promote the
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