A man is facing multiple charges after police say he resisted arrest and assaulted two Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission conservation officers. According to a criminal complaint, Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched at about 5:30 p.m. on Thursday to the Spring Creek Canyon access on Spring Creek Road in Benner Township where the two conservation officers said they had observed a man, later identified as Terrance S. Reese, 26, sitting on a tree stump near the creek with his head between his legs.
The next time you encounter a conservation officer with South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks… smile, because you’ll likely be recorded. More than 70 department employees will soon have body cameras, including all officers and park rangers. Marty Pennock has been a conservation officer with South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks for 24 years. Pennock said, “I love the outdoors. I love the public. I love the interaction with people.” The job takes him all over the southeast portion of the state. His region alone covers 20 counties in South Dakota. “What we’re doing is checking for compliance,” said Pennock. “Making contacts with landowners, enforcing rules and regulations within the state.” Pennock says the job often takes officers far away from their vehicles. So rather than having cameras on their trucks or boats, they will all be equipped with body cameras.
Vassalboro, ME (WAGM) Today, the Maine Warden Service graduated ten new game wardens at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro. The new wardens recently completed an extensive 12-week advanced academy specifically for Maine’s game wardens. The Advanced Warden Academy followed the 18-week Basic Law Enforcement Training Program (BLETP) required of all full-time Maine police officers. The past 12 weeks prepared the new wardens by utilizing classroom, field and scenario based training components.
Gov. Rick Snyder has proclaimed Wednesday, March 15, as Michigan Conservation Officer Appreciation Day in recognition of the brave men and women who serve in the Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division. Two men flanked by flags hold a framed proclamation. The division was created in 1887, making it Michigan’s oldest statewide law enforcement agency. Conservation officers are fully commissioned state peace officers. They are best known for their environmental and natural resources protection responsibilities, but they also ensure recreational safety and protect citizens by providing general law enforcement duties and lifesaving operations in the communities they serve.
GALLATIN, N.Y. >> The man who accidentally shot a state environmental conservation officer in November 2016 took responsibility Friday in Columbia County Court. Alan Blanchard, 55, of Gallatin, pleaded guilty to felony assault before Judge Jonathan Nichols, according to Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos. The commissioner said Blanchard admitted “dangerous and reckless conduct when he shot Environmental Conservation Officer James Davey.” Blanchard was hunting in woods off Silvernails Road about 5 p.m. Nov. 29 when he accidentally shot Davey in the pelvis with a 30-30 rifle, police said at the time.
RISING SUN, Ind.– Indiana State Police say a Moores Hill man was killed by a person who witnessed the man fighting with an officer. The incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. Monday in the 8300 block of State Road 56, west of Rising Sun. Officers were called to the scene on a report of a suspicious person. A conservation officer made contact with a man, identified as Justin Holland, 32, who was near a vehicle along State Road 56. During their interaction, police say Holland began to resist the officer and started a fight.
INDIANAPOLIS – One Indiana conservation officer was shown some true puppy love as he and his K9 attempted to take a photo. Officer Levi Knach, who works in DNR Law Enforcement District 2, and K9 Kenobi sat down to take a formal portrait, but it seemed as if they just couldn’t get it right. Kenobi showed everyone just how much he adored his partner during the photo shoot. Eventually, the two did get it right.
Indiana Conservation Officers received specialized training in the administration of Naloxone, commonly known as Narcan, earlier this month, and were each issued the opiate overdose drug for their first aid kits. As a result, one conservation officer in Washington County has already saved two lives in less than a week in Washington County. On Monday, Jan. 23, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Indiana Conservation Officer Neal Brewington, also a certified Emergency Medical Responder, along with the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Blue River Fire and EMS, responded to an opiate overdose call. Brewington and sheriff’s deputies both administered Naloxone, and were able to revive one victim. While doing so, the victim’s brother also was determined to be overdosing, and was revived and transported to the hospital by EMS.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officer Mike Evink rescued a man earlier this month who was overcome with carbon monoxide while trying to save a homeowner. The incident occurred at 3:43 p.m. Wednesday, January 11, when Evink was dispatched to a home along Hutt Lake Drive in Schoolcraft County, which is in the mid-eastern portion of the Upper Peninsula. A deliveryman for Suburban Propane had gone to fill a propane tank at the home of 59-year-old Ronald Haug. Arriving at the house in Inwood Township, the driver noticed Haug on the floor of his garage. The 55-year-old deliveryman went into the garage and tried to revive Haug with cardiopulmonary resuscitation. He also called emergency operators at Central Dispatch. “He told the dispatcher he was getting dizzy and couldn’t do CPR any longer,” Evink said. “Dispatchers then lost contact with him.” Evink, who had been at Indian Lake State Park, roughly 15 miles away, went to the home, driving his four-wheel-drive patrol vehicle through 5 or 6 miles of unplowed roadway to reach the house. Once there, he saw footprints leading into the garage. “I opened the service door to the garage and saw two individuals on the ground,” Evink said.
NWOOD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- An officer with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is being credited with rescuing a man who was overcome with carbon monoxide. Officials say conservation officer Mike Evink rescued the man this week in Schoolcraft County. According to DNR officials in a news release, the incident occurred around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, when Evink was dispatched to a home along Hutt Lake Drive in Schoolcraft County. A deliveryman for Suburban Propane, had gone to fill a propane tank at the home of 59-year-old Ronald Haug. Arriving at the house in Inwood Township, the driver noticed Haug on the floor of his garage. The deliveryman went into the garage and tried to revive Haug and also called police. “He told the dispatcher he was getting dizzy and couldn’t do CPR any longer,” said Evink in the release. “Dispatchers then lost contact with him.”