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Oct. 27, 2017

Toward Zero Deaths honors St. Peter Police officer

St. PAUL, Minn. — St. Peter Police Department Detective Matt Grochow was among the 10 individuals and organizations honored by Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths for their work to improve traffic safety. The awards were announced at the statewide TZD conference Oct. 26-27 in St. Paul.

Grochow received the Judicial and Court System Star Award. 

TZD Star Awards are given annually to recognize those who display excellence in enforcement, emergency medical and trauma services, education, engineering, child passenger safety and judicial/court systems. They have shown leadership and creativity in efforts to improve traffic safety throughout the state and build partnerships with others working towards the same goal.              

Grochow worked in the Brown, Nicollet and Watonwan counties alcohol and drug courts for the past seven years as the community compliance agent. He also serves as the outreach technician for the 5th Judicial District Ignition Interlock Grant Program.

His efforts in these roles resulted in keeping roads safe from impaired drivers. 
The Minnesota TZD program is an interdisciplinary partnership with the state departments of Health, Transportation and Public Safety.

Learn more about TZD, including a full list of award recipients, at www.minnesotatzd.org.