(CLAY CO.) – Indiana Conservation Officer Matthew Vossmer, who serves Clay County has been selected the 2019 District 5 Officer of the Year.
Vossmer has been a conservation officer for 10 years.
Vossmer serves as a certified breath test operator, background investigator, drill instructor, field training officer, firearms instructor, use of force instructor, AGA mask technician, sonar operator, and diver.
District 5 covers Vermillion, Parke, Putnam, Clay, Vigo, Sullivan, Greene and Owen counties.
Vossmer is now 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.