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OSP Springfield Trooper Receives OSP "DUII Enforcement Officer-of-the-Year" Award
04/27/2010
Sergeant Michael Iwai
Oregon State Police
Oregon DECP Coordinator
(503) 934-0267

An Oregon State Police trooper assigned to the Springfield Area Command office was recognized for his DUII enforcement efforts at the 2010 annual DUII Multi-Disciplinary Impaired Driving Training Conference held April 23 and 24 in Bend. The Oregon DUII Multi-Disciplinary Training Task Force presented their annual awards of excellence to various organizations, groups, and individuals who made a significant contribution to deterring impaired driving in Oregon during 2009.
 
One of the awards was presented to an officer or supervisor active in DUII enforcement or the supervision of an active/innovative DUII enforcement team. The recipient is usually someone who is looked upon by his/her peers as setting an example for other officers to follow in the efforts against DUII. The "DUII Enforcement Officer-of-the-Year" award is presented to a sworn police officer from a city police department, county sheriff's office, and the Oregon State Police (OSP).
 
The "DUII Enforcement Officer-of-the-Year" award for the Oregon State Police was presented to Trooper Evan Sether, who joined the department January 2009 after working five years for Springfield Police Department. During his first year, Sether arrested 77 DUII drivers and conducted 29 drug recognition evaluations. He recently was the recipient of the Eugene Rotary Club "Officer of the Year" for 2009.
Trooper Evan Sether 
OSP clearly gained someone in Sether who is committed to serving his community and removing impaired drivers from area roads. Considered by many as an area expert in DUII investigations, he is also a certified DRE (Drug Recognition Evaluation) expert after graduating from DRE School in 2008 with the highest Academic Award honor. A member of the Lane County Victim's Impact Panel, Sether often is asked to speak to attendees and offenders about the dangers of impaired driving.
 
"Trooper Sether's efforts are a clear indication of his passion for making our highways and communities safer. His work in the area of impaired driver detection and enforcement is a reflection of his tremendous work ethic in all that he does for our department," said Lieutenant Rob Edwards, OSP Springfield Area Commander.
 
Last year's award recipient in this category was Sergeant Greg Plummer. At the time of last year's award announcement he worked at the OSP Newport Area Command office, but following a recent promotion he is now assigned at the Tillamook work site.