The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has just announced that Sgt. R.J. Lurquin of the Dane County Sheriff’s Office has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Director’s Award for Transportation Safety. The award will be presented at the 2012 Governor’s Conference on Highway Safety in the Wisconsin Dells on Tuesday, August 28th.
Sgt. Lurquin, who resides in Arlington, has been with the Dane County Sheriff’s Office since 1990, and was promoted to sergeant in 1998. He has served as the dayshift patrol supervisor since 2007. During his time in this position, Sgt. Lurquin has shown great commitment to the State of Wisconsin’s mission of Zero in Wisconsin. As part of his job duties, he solicits and coordinates numerous traffic safety grants for the county. He is also responsible for traffic safety planning for large-scale events such as the Ironman Triathlon and dignitary visits. In addition, Sgt. Lurquin recently served as the Transportation Safety Commission Coordinator for Dane County.
Sgt. Lurquin has gone beyond the traditional targeted enforcement grants that the Bureau of Transportation Safety announces annually and has taken on several innovative grant-funded projects. Safety campaigns such as S.M.A.R.T., the Safe Ride programs offered at some local festivals, and the Dedicated Prosecutor Grant, the only of one of its kind in the state, have all been created under Sgt. Lurquin’s time in the Field Services division.
“On behalf of everyone at the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, we congratulate Sgt. Lurquin on this honor. His hard work and dedication to making our roads safer makes us proud to have him as a member of the Dane County Sheriff’s Office,” said Sheriff David Mahoney.