FROM LOCAL SOURCES
AREAWIDE -- Indiana Conservation Officer James Schreck has been named the 2020 District 8 Officer of the Year.
Schreck is assigned to Harrison County, and has been a conservation officer for 17 years.
In addition to his normal duties as a field officer, he has also served as a K-9 handler, cave rescue team member, public relations officer, field training officer, taser instructor, and use of force instructor.
District 8 includes Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Lawrence, Orange, Perry, Scott, and Washington counties.
The district award puts Schreck in the running for the Pitzer Award, which is given to the top overall conservation officer in Indiana and is selected from the 10 district award winners.