A national traffic safety organization honored Montgomery County’s top traffic enforcement official, a man who has experienced personal tragedy when it comes to vehicle safety.
Montgomery County Police Capt. Thomas Didone is a 28-year veteran of the department who twice has headed up its traffic enforcement division. He helped create the county’s speed camera program and has been highly visible in the county’s ongoing pedestrian safety programs.
Much of his work since 2008 has been spurred by his son, who in October of that year was killed while riding in the back of a vehicle that crashed on a rural county road.
In June, Didone was one of 14 who received Highway Safety Hero Awards from the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, presented to activists who have pushed for highway-safety initiatives.