A local law enforcement officer is the top game warden in North America.
Cpl. Brian Adams was named the top Game Warden in North America July 15 when he was presented the 2018 Officer of the Year award by the North American Wildlife Enforcement Officers Association meeting July 14-20 in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
The North American Wildlife Enforcement Officers Association is an 8000-member organization of wildlife law enforcement professionals who are committed to wildlife protection and to the public they serve.
Adams is a member of Georgia DNR’s Law Enforcement Division. He is assigned to Glascock County and also covers Warren, Taliaferro and McDuffie counties.
“We are very proud of Corporal Adams. He is a very dedicated Game Warden and has an extraordinary work ethic. Brian has a strong passion to protect Georgia’s wildlife and serve the citizens of Georgia,” said Cpt. Stan Elrod, a game warden who supervises the Thomson Region III office of the Law Enforcement Division.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is a large agency with coastal resources, parks and historic sites, wildlife resources, historic preservation, environmental protection and law enforcement.
According to GDNR, the winner of the top Game Warden in North America award must:
• Have character beyond reproach;
•Be competent, knowledgeable and capable;
•Promote wildlife law enforcement; and
•Demonstrate professionalism in every facet of life.
“Anyone who knows Brian knows he meets and exceeds this criteria! Congratulations Brian!” the Law Enforcement Division said on its facebook page.
Adams is not a stranger to being identified as tops in his profession. He was the 2017 Game Warden of the Year in Georgia.