BACKUS — Shannon Pfeiffer, victim services coordinator for the Cass County Attorney’s Office, has received the 2020 Minnesota Mothers Against Drunk Driving Victim Services Recognition Award.

Kelsey Scanlon, chief deputy Cass County Attorney, shared the news with the Cass County Board at its Tuesday, Oct. 6, regular meeting. Pfeiffer was presented the award in September.

Pfeiffer was nominated by Tessa Caird, whose 18-year-old son, Brenden, was killed by a drunk driver in September of 2017. Pfeiffer assisted Caird throughout the criminal justice process. “She was extremely kind and understanding, along with being supportive” Caird said in her nomination. “It is because of people like Ms. Pfeiffer that Mothers Against Drunk Driving can connect with victims and their families to provide support during such stressful times.”

Rahya Iliff, MADD MN Victim Services Manager, added, “Thank you, Shannon for all you do for victims of crimes in Cass County.”

Pfeiffer, who has worked for the Cass County Attorney’s Office for 19 years, provides support to crime victims and their families throughout the entire criminal judicial process, ranging from attending court appearances on behalf of victims to offering community support for ongoing needs.

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“Ms. Pfeiffer is very dedicated to her job, the people she serves and the cases she is involved in. She offers support and is the liaison between the Cass County Attorney Office and victims, survivors, and their families,” Cass County Attorney Ben Lindstrom stated. “We are proud of her efforts.”