Claremore Daily Progress

March 24, 2013

Police records clerk honored in Norman

Brassfield receives Oklahoma Highway Safety Office Safe Communities Award

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CLAREMORE — Records Clerk for Claremore Police Department Amber Brassfield was honored with the Safe Communities Award during the Oklahoma Highway Safety Forum on Thursday afternoon at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Norman.

Brassfield, who serves as secretary of the Green Country Sale Communites group, was selected by the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OSHO) for dedication to highway safety and her work with the group last year. Safe Communities groups include representatives from different types of organizations and agencies working together to promote safety issues in the local region.

Brassfield organizes press events once a month for seven counties in NE Oklahoma, including the statewide “More Cops More Stops” campaign which begins April 19.

She was also responsible for organizing the second annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” press event in August at the Downstream Casino.The event included participants from Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas and drew a considerable amount of media attention.

“Amber has worked tirelessly to promote the traffic safety message,” said OSHO Director Gary Thomas.

“She truly represents the spirit of Safe Communites and is an asset to the community and the state,” Thomas said.

He said making our roadways safer is a statewide effort that goes on year after year and OSHO is proud to honor those who make these types of contributions.