Join AHPA and the 100 Club as we celebrate first responders. AHPA will be recognizing Arizona Department of Public Safety Reserve Frank Cuen for 20 years of volunteer service.
The Arizona Highway Patrol Association (AHPA) will recognize Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) Reserve Frank Cuen for 20 years of volunteer service during the Arizona State University (ASU) men’s basketball game in Tempe on Saturday January 17, 2015.
After a career in the military, Mr. Cuen began volunteering at DPS in 1994 by setting up the rollover simulator and doing seatbelt safety presentations. These opportunities expanded into the DARE program as it developed and Mr. Cuen was tasked with educational seminars teaching students to stay away from drugs. His role continued to grow to help officers with traffic control at collision scenes, assist the State DUI Task Force, transport evidence, and assist with security at some events.
Mr. Cuen donated most weekends and several weekdays over the last 20 years traveling the 6,000 miles of Arizona highways assisting motorist who broke down, including areas around Arizona State University. You can still find him changing tires, helping folks who have ran out of gas, chasing livestock off the highways, and clearing debris from the state highways.
Cuen has also participated in fraternal Christmas programs like “Shop with a Cop” and the “Arizona Highway Patrol Association Christmas Bear Program” in hospitals throughout the state.
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