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Agencies In Attendance:
- Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
- Florida Highway Patrol
- Tampa Police Department
- Mother’s Against Drunk Drivers
- D.U.I. Counter Attack
On January 26, 2012, HCSO dedicated a Safety Checkpoint in the memory of Josie DiStefano Palomino who was killed by a drunk driver nearly 28 years ago. Colonel Greg Brown, Department of Patrol Service and members of the HCSO DUI Squad presented a plaque to Linda Unfried in honor of her sister Josie Palomino.
Linda Unfried is the Hillsborough County Chapter President for Mother's Against Drunk Drivers and has dedicated decades in providing public awareness against drunk driving and keeping our roads safe.
HCSO will continue to dedicate checkpoints in the future to a family whose loved one has been killed by a drunk driver.
Sheriff David Gee has said, "We will continue to lead the effort in arresting drunk drivers and removing them from our roadways in hopes one day these dedications will no longer be needed".