Post 24 troopers honored for DUI enforcement


Two Georgia State Patrol troopers were honored for making the most DUI arrests in 2011. From left, Lt. Lewis Young, assistant Troop D commander; Capt. Nikki Renfroe, Troop D commander, Trooper First Class Brandon Kight (1st place); Trooper First Class Sheena Alligood (3rd place); and Sgt. First Class John Corbett, Newnan Post 24 commander.

By JOHN A. WINTERS Two officers with the Georgia State Patrol's Newnan post were recognized Monday for their efforts in combating drunk driving. Trooper First Class Brandon Kight and Trooper First Class Sheena Alligood placed first and third respectively for the number of DUI arrests made by state troopers with Troop D in 2011.
Both are members of Newnan Post 24. Troop D is made up of 20 counties in west central Georgia and includes the Newnan post and six others. Second place went to Trooper First Class John Hutcheson with Post 4 out of Villa Rica. "We are proud to recognize these fine troopers for their outstanding accomplishments in DUI enforcement," said Capt. Nikki Renfroe, Troop D commander. Kight made 60 DUI arrests in 2011 and Alligood had 41. Hutcheson had 44 DUI arrests. Renfroe presented certificates to both troopers during a ceremony Monday at the Newnan post. The award is in honor of Trooper First Class Tony Lumley, who was killed in December of 2003 during pursuit of an armed robbery suspect.

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