AAA Northeast recently honored two Wilton police officers–Ofc. Mark Canepari and Ofc. Brandon Harris–as department-nominated Traffic Safety Heroes.

AAA also presented the Wilton Police Department with a Gold Award for its comprehensive traffic safety programs and initiatives over the past year during its 10th annual Traffic Safety Awards lunch.

Both Harris and Canepari have previously been named the department’s Traffic Safety Heroes for their traffic safety efforts. They have participated in ongoing distracted driving, seatbelt enforcement and DUI campaigns and have actively made over 1,000 motor vehicle, drug and DUI arrests. Both have removed numerous individuals from Wilton streets who had pending arrest warrants and suspended licenses.

“There is no question both officers have made the roads of Wilton a safer place,” said Lt. David Hartman.

Pictured above:  AAA’s public affairs manager Fran Mayko (L), who presented the awards to (L-R) Capt. Robert Cipolla, Hartman, and Harris. At far right is AAA public affairs’ Adelle Zocher. (Canepari is missing from photo.)