Highway Patrol presents Bengals with safety award

The Cincinnati Bengals received the Ohio State Highway Patrol 2009 Partners for Safety Award Wednesday, Nov. 25 during their weekly press conference.

Ohio Department of Public Safety director Cathy Collins-Taylor and Ohio State Highway Patrol Batavia Post Commander Lt. Randy McElfresh presented the annual award to Katie Blackburn, Bengals executive vice president.

The patrol’s color guard was part of the on-field pre-game ceremonies for the Bengals home game Sunday, Nov. 29. The award will also be presented publicly to the Bengals marketing department.