The nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) presented its 2013 Law Enforcement Awards of Excellence for Impaired Driving Prevention in memory of Metropolitan Police Department’s Motor Patrol Officer Anthony W. Simms. Officer Simms, succumbed to injuries sustained while on duty, by an impaired driver during Memorial Day weekend in 1996. WRAP’s 2013 Law Enforcement Awards were presented by Officer Simms’ widow, Lieutenant Pamela Simms, also formerly with the Metropolitan Police Department, along with News4’s (NBC) News Anchor Aaron Gilchrist.
Founded in 1982, the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program is an award-winning public-private partnership working to prevent drunk driving and underage drinking in the Washington-metropolitan area. Through public education, innovative health education programs and advocacy, WRAP is credited with keeping the metro-Washington area’s alcohol-related traffic deaths consistently lower than the national average. WRAP, however, may best be known to area residents via the organization’s popular free cab ride service for would-be drunk drivers, SoberRide®.
For more information on the Washington Regional Alcohol Program(WRAP) please visit: http://www.wrap.org/index.html