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Shikar-Safari Honors 2015 Officer of the Year

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Media contact: Lauren McCormack, 850-688-7518

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Today, the Shikar-Safari Club International named Officer George Reynaud its 2015 Wildlife Officer of the Year during the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) meeting at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.

Shikar-Safari Club International is a conservation-based organization that presents awards annually to wildlife law enforcement officers in all states, provinces and territories in the United States and Canada. The annual award honors a state officer whose efforts show outstanding performance and achievement among sworn fish and wildlife law enforcement personnel.

“Officer Reynaud’s efforts, both in and out of uniform, coupled with his humble, respectful demeanor make him an ideal choice for Officer of the Year,” said Col. Curtis Brown, FWC’s Law Enforcement Director. “I’m honored to have him representing our agency.”

As FWC’s 2015 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, Reynaud works in the agency’s South B Region, patrolling Miami-Dade County. Born and raised in the area, he uses his local knowledge to conserve the resources and protect people in his community.

Reynaud’s notable cases have helped conserve crab and lobster fisheries and protect legal businesses. He also serves on BUI and DUI task forces, working closely with law enforcement partners to protect people as well. Outside of work, he recently founded a youth mentoring organization, “I Am Affiliated.” He spends much of his free time volunteering with the program to help at-risk juveniles.

FWC Facts:
White and brown shrimp depend on estuaries as nursery habitats, leaving when they reach 4-5 inches in length. This “shrimp run” occurs in late summer or early fall.

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