Kentucky Conservation Officers Honored At Commission Awards Dinner
Kentucky – –(AmmoLand.com)– Second District Conservation Officer Scott McIntosh and First District officer Greg Youree were recognized as Officer of the Year winners during the December 3 awards dinner with the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission.
McIntosh was named the 2008 Kentucky Shikar Safari Officer of the Year. Youree received 2009 Kentucky Boating Officer of the Year honors from the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA).
Sgt. Rick Mehlbauer and officers Rodney Milburn and Jeremy McQueary also were decorated with the Conservation Officers Lifesaving Award.
Mehlbauer and Milburn, of the Third District, rescued three persons from a swollen Ohio River in Meade County in August of this year whose boat had sunk. While launching their boat, the officers were notified that occupants of a capsized boat were struggling in the water. The high water conditions were made much worse by strong winds that caused waves to break over the stern of their patrol boat as they brought the three tired men aboard.
McQueary, of District 4, was awarded for his actions in reviving a person who had stopped breathing.
McQueary and Officer Allen Wilson arrested an intoxicated driver who had attempted to flee on foot, while patrolling Wilson Creek WMA in Taylor County. But while enroute to the detention center the prisoner began to convulse. The officers removed him from the vehicle, placed him in a comfortable position and called for EMS.
The seizure subsided, but another followed and the prisoner became unresponsive, stopped breathing and had no pulse. McQueary immediately began rescue breathing and CPR. The person soon returned to breathing on his own. For these lifesaving actions, Sgt. Mehlbauer, and officers Milburn and Mc- Queary were awarded the Conservation Officers Lifesaving Award.