(SULLIVAN CO.) – Indiana Conservation Officer Matt Landis has been selected as the 2020 District 5 Officer of the Year.
Landis is assigned Sullivan County and has been a conservation officer for 14 years.
In addition to his normal duties as a field officer, he has also served as a scuba diver, side scan sonar operator, and field training officer.
District 5 includes Clay, Greene, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Vermillion and Vigo counties in west-central Indiana.
The district award puts Landis in the running for the Pitzer Award, which is given to the top overall conservation officer in Indiana and is selected from the 10 district award winners.
The award is named for Master Officer James D. Pitzer, who was fatally shot while investigating illegal hunting activity on Jan. 2, 1961 in Jay County.