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Sheriff's deputy is a Smooth Operator

December 22, 2006

On Dec. 8, the Washington County Community Traffic Safety Program Coalition joined Capt. Robert Leatherman in recognizing Deputy 1st Class Kenneth L. Cain Sr. of the Washington County Sheriff's Department for his efforts to curb aggressive driving in Washington County.

Cain was awarded the Smooth Operator Campaign Award from the State Highway Administration for participating in all of the four one-week waves targeting aggressive driving. As a result of his efforts in this initiative, 114 citations, 96 warnings and 175 traffic stops were recorded. In addition to the Smooth Operator Award, Cain was also presented with a Certificate of Recognition from the Sheriff's Department.

The Washington County CTSP is a program of the Washington County Health Department Prevention Services Program, which administers multiple traffic safety initiatives such as the campaign to curb aggressive driving also known as Smooth Operator. During the summer of 2006, law enforcement throughout Washington County implemented enforcement patrols in one-week waves during each month from May to August.

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At the conclusion of Smooth Operator, a total of 791 arrests, citations and warnings were made, including a total of 175 speeding citations and 90 safety belt violations.

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