Tomlinson Named District 1 Conservation Officer of the Year

Tomlinson Named District 1 Conservation Officer of the Year

Indiana Conservation Officer Tevin Tomlinson has been selected the 2023 District 1 Officer of the Year.

Tomlinson is assigned to Miami County and has served as a conservation officer since 2021.

“Tomlinson’s commitment to upholding the core values of being a Conservation Officer is evident in every action he takes,” states Lt. Ashlee Jackson, District 1 Commander. “He embodies integrity, professionalism, and dedication to his work, consistently going the extra mile to ensure preservation of our natural resources and the safety of our citizens.”

District 1 includes Elkhart, Fulton, Kosciusko, Marshall, Miami, St. Joseph, and Wabash counties in north-central Indiana.

The district award puts Tomlinson in the running for the Pitzer Award, which is given to the top overall conservation officer in the state and selected from the 10 district award winners.

The Pitzer Award is named after Indiana Conservation Officer James D. Pitzer, who was fatally shot while investigating illegal hunting activity on Jan. 2, 1961, in Jay County.