Lawrence County Deputy Ryan Devost was honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) as an officer of the year. Deputy Devost was recognized for his efforts by M.A.D.D. for removing impaired drivers from Missouri roadways. In 2011 Deputy Devost had 43 arrests for impaired drivers in Lawrence County.
Deputy Devost has been with the Sheriff's Office since 2009 and along with his patrol duties he is also a certified Drug Recognition Expert and a Standard Field Sobriety Checkpoint Instructor.