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Rochester area officer honored by DNR

Left to right: DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr, Conservation Officer Phil George and DNR Enforcement Division Director Rodmen Smith.

Recognized at annual awards ceremony.

Posted: Feb. 8, 2018 11:55 AM
Updated: Feb. 8, 2018 12:35 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The 2018 Conservation Officer of the Year patrols the Rochester area.

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Phil George received the award during the annual Minnesota Department of Natural Resources ceremony at Camp Ripley.

“Officer George is heavily involved in educational efforts throughout his area, emphasizing it – along with enforcement and outreach – to gain voluntary compliance among users of the outdoors,” says DNR Enforcement Director Rodmen Smith. “He’s a go-to officer in his district and has a no-quit attitude. His hard work and dedication are apparent when you talk with people who work with Officer George.”

The DNR says George has been a conservation officer since 2006 and also serves as a force instructor and an acting regional training officer.

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