(DELAWARE CO.) – Indiana Conservation Officer Jordan Brand, who serves Delaware County, has been selected as the 2019 District 4 Officer of the Year.
Brand grew up in Delaware County and has been serving as a conservation officer since 2014 as a certified breath test operator and K-9 handler.
District 4 covers Howard, Tipton, Hamilton, Grant, Madison, Blackford, Delaware, Henry, Jay, Randolph and Wayne counties.
The district award puts Brand in the running for the Pitzer Award, which is given to the top overall conservation officer in the state of Indiana and selected from the 10 district award winners.
The Pitzer award is named after Conservation Officer James D. Pitzer, who was fatally shot while investigating illegal hunting activity Jan. 2, 1961 in Jay County.