Posted: Monday, August 4th 2014 at 6:03pm
Towns County law enforcement ranger awarded officer of the year
By Alyson Shields Staff
North American Wildlife Enforcement Officers Association (NAWEOA) Vice President Lew Huddleston presents GaDNR Law Enforcement Ranger First Class David Webb with the Wildlife Officer of the Year Award at the Annual Conference in Reno, NV
HIAWASSEE - A Towns County Department of Natural Resources Ranger was recently awarded Officer of the Year from the North American Wildlife Enforcement Officers Association.
The award is presented to wildlife officers who have performed outstanding work, exemplary service to the public or have contributed to wildlife law enforcement in other ways.
David Webb is a Ranger First Class and has been with the DNR Law Enforcement Division for 13 years. He is a member of a Regional Critical Action team that provides specialized law enforcement level search and rescue services as needed throughout the state, and is also a certified Georgia Peace Officers Standard and Training instructor.
Webb participated in a long term investigation, Operation Something Bruin, which was a three year cooperative federal and state investigation that targeted illegal bear hunting and guiding activities on US Forest Service properties along the Georgia/North Carolina state line.
Webb was previously selected as the 2013 Ranger of the Year and Investigative Ranger of the Year in his region and statewide.
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