Georgia Lake Lanier’s Sgt. Burgamy Named DNR Law Enforcement Supervisor Of Year
SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. –-(AmmoLand.com)- The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division recently selected Sergeant Mike Burgamy of the Gainesville Law Enforcement office as the 2009 Supervisor of the Year.
Burgamy oversees DNR Law Enforcement operations in Banks, Barrow, Hall and Jackson Counties, including Lake Lanier. He is a 15-year veteran of the department and began serving as sergeant in 2005.
“Sgt. Burgamy is dedicated to serving Georgia’s citizens while protecting our natural resources,” says Lt. Col. Homer Bryson of the Wildlife Resources Division. “He is charged with protecting citizens utilizing one of the state’s most heavily-populated resources, Lake Lanier, and is persistent in working above and beyond job duties and expectations.”
An experienced conservation ranger, Burgamy also serves as an instructor for the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council and is certified in emergency vessel operation tactics, verbal judo, standardized field sobriety tests and defensive tactics.
He has served for ten years as a board member for the Hall County Safe Kids program, which provides free personal floatation devices to boaters on northeast Georgia lakes. In addition, Burgamy also serves as one of only two drug recognition experts in the department.
He also recently completed the Professional Management Program at Columbus State University.
To help with language barriers often encountered while on the job, Burgamy took initiative to learn Spanish, allowing him to easily communicate with Spanish-speaking customers.
Burgamy’s rangers commend their supervisor for covering the two empty ranger positions in Hall County over the past year. Burgamy answered 60 complaints totaling almost 100 hours and was involved in ten search and rescue incidents.
Burgamy previously received recognition as Boating Safety Officer of the Year in 2004 and Ranger of the Year for the Gainesville Law Enforcement office in 1997 and 1998.
For more information on the 2009 Supervisor of the Year Award, call the Wildlife Resources Division Law Enforcement Headquarters office at (770) 918-6408.