Turkey Federation Honors GFP Officer
PIERRE, S.D. – -(AmmoLand.com)- The South Dakota Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation has named Game, Fish and Parks Conservation Officer Jeremy Roe as its 2009 Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.
Roe has been with GFP since 2005 as a conservation officer and currently serves Lincoln County. He was honored for excellence in all aspects of his work, particularly in regard to turkey hunting in South Dakota.
“Our Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is grateful to conservation officers across South Dakota who continue to do an outstanding job,” said Dean Schueler, president of the state chapter. “We have had and continue to have a great relationship with the Game, Fish and Parks Department. The recommendations we received for this award tell us how well Jeremy represents South Dakota as our officer of the year.”
Roe was nominated by his supervisor, Marty Pennock, and Regional Wildlife Manager Ron Schauer.
Roe is a model conservation officer,” Pennock said.
“Jeremy is fully engaged in his community. He uses his high school and college wrestling experience to head local youth wrestling programs and is actively involved with the local sportsman’s club. He has been more then willing to tackle leadership roles and additional responsibilities for our agency.
“Lincoln County is also one of the most popular turkey hunting areas in the state, and Jeremy works closely with local sportsmen to manage turkey and provide access for hunters. He diligently enforces hunting rules and regulations to protect the turkey population.”
Roe will be honored by the Turkey Federation at its state meeting in January. In addition, the state chapter will forward his name to the National Wild Turkey Federation for an annual national award to be presented in February.
This is the 10th year the award has been presented by the South Dakota Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.