Howerton named DNR District 8’s top officer

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Indiana Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Zac Howerton, who is assigned to Perry County, has been named the 2019 District 8 Officer of the Year.

District 8 is a 10-county district covering Crawford, Orange, Perry, Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Lawrence, Scott and Washington counties.

The law enforcement division of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources has 10 districts statewide. Each selects an officer of the year by a vote of the district’s officers. Winners are then in the running for a statewide version of the award, called the Pitzer Award.

Indiana conservation officer James D. Pitzer was shot in the line of duty and died as a result of his wounds. The director of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources will select the winner of the award named after him.

Howerton was raised in Crawford County and has been serving as a conservation officer for eight years.

In addition to his patrol duties, Howerton is a member of the DNR Law Enforcement cave rescue and scuba teams. He also serves as a background investigator and field training officer.

Last week, Indiana Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Ryan McIntyre, who is assigned to Gibson County, was named the 2019 District 7 Officer of the Year.

District 7 is a 10-county district covering Dubois, Spencer, Pike, Daviess, Gibson, Martin, Perry, Posey, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties.




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