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(Scioto County) – 12 Natural Resources Officers have been honored by the Ohio Department of natural Resources for their life-saving efforts in 2022.
ODNR officers also routinely serve communities as first responders, especially in Ohio’s rural counties. Two officers from southeastern Ohio were recognized for their lifesaving efforts in 2022.
“Our Natural Resources Officers are dedicated to keeping all Ohioans safe,” said ODNR Director Mary Mertz. “I am grateful to these courageous men and women for their life-saving actions and their ongoing efforts to not only protect visitors, but to improve their experience each and every day.”
From Left: ODNR Director Mary Mertz, Officer Troy Newman, Sgt. Michael Campbell,
Division of Parks and Watercraft Chief Glen Cobb.
- Natural Resources Investigator Troy Newman and Natural Resources Sergeant Michael Campbell were called out to rescue a man who had been beaver trapping in Scioto County when his kayak capsized in the Scioto River. The officers navigated through dangerous flooded timber to retrieve the man. They provided hypothermia first aid and transported him to EMS waiting on shore.
Natural Resources officers are commissioned peace officers who protect Ohio’s natural resources. These highly trained law enforcement personnel patrol Ohio’s state parks, forests, nature preserves, and waterways to keep them safe for the enjoyment of all visitors.