Schreck named CO of Year for district
Indiana Conservation Officer James Schreck has been selected as the 2020 District 8 Officer of the Year.
Schreck, who has been a conservation officer for 17 years, is assigned to Harrison County.
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 Harrison, Crawford, Floyd, Clark, Jackson, Lawrence, Orange, Perry, Scott and Washington counties in south-central Indiana.
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. The award is named for Master Officer James D. Pitzer, who was fatally shot while investigating illegal hunting activity on Jan. 2, 1961, in Jay County.