NASHVILLE --- George Birdwell has received the honor of being named the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) Boating Officer of the Year. Birdwell is a boating officer in TWRA’s Area 43 and was selected among other TWRA Law Enforcement officers to become the state recipient.
“It’s always a difficult situation when one officer is selected out of a group of officers that have all gone above and beyond the duty of ensuring Tennessee waters are safe and enjoyable for our Tennessee’s recreational boaters” said Darren Rider, Boating Division Chief. “All these officers are to be commended for their professionalism and efforts they displayed this year.”
Also honored as TWRA area selections were: Clay Riley – Area 13; Brad Bagwell – Area 21; Johnny Poston – Area 31; Russell Vandergriff – Area 32; Brandon Wear – Area 33 and Rick Roberts – Area 41. These officers were selected for their efforts in law enforcement, education; outreach, accident investigation and training.