Columbus Division of Police Sgt. Michael Smith of Pataskala recently received Mothers Against Drunk Driving's 2013 "Top Cop" award for his efforts to curb impaired driving.

Columbus Division of Police Sgt. Michael Smith of Pataskala recently received Mothers Against Drunk Driving's 2013 "Top Cop" award for his efforts to curb impaired driving.

Smith received the award during the Dec. 5 law-enforcement recognition event Honoring Our Heroes, a program that awards central Ohio officers, prosecutors and citizens for their dedication in the fight against impaired driving.

Smith is a 14-year veteran of the Columbus Division of Police Traffic Bureau.