At Tuesday's meeting of the Ward County Board of Commissioners, Ward County sheriff's deputy Nic Boys received an award from the North Dakota Department of Transportation for outstanding work in enforcing highway safety.
Boys personally accounted for about 25 percent of the total Ward County citations written during a concentrated overtime effort from late 2010 to the end of 2011 to enforce highway safety rules.
Kukowski said when including his department, the Minot office of the North Dakota Highway Patrol and the Minot Police Department, Ward County's total nearly tripled the number of citations written by the next-highest county.
Submitted Photo - - Deputy Nic Boys of the Ward County Sheriff’s Department, right, receives an award from Mark Nelson of the North Dakota Department of Transportation, Tuesday at the Ward County Courthouse.
"Part of this is because we have some officers who do an excellent job and give the extra effort," Kukowski said.
The award, a custom commemorative coin, was presented to Boys by Mark Nelson of the Department of Transportation, who is also a former North Dakota Highway Patrol colonel.