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TWRA wildlife officer Weaver, now based in Sullivan County, honored for work

Staff Report • May 5, 2013 at 6:53 PM

NASHVILLE — Todd Weaver of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency was honored by the Shikar-Safari Club International as its 2012 Tennessee Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer of the Year in December. Weaver served as a TWRA wildlife officer in Hickman County until his transfer to Sullivan/Johnson counties. Shikar-Safari representative Dr. Jack Gayden made the presentation at the November meeting of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission in Nashville. The annual award from the conservation-based organization honors the officer whose efforts during the year display outstanding performance and achievement among TWRA law enforcement personnel. Weaver joins a distinguished group of officers nationwide to receive the honor. Weaver was involved in several cases during the year and worked to communicate with the public in responding to wide-related matters. He also worked with other law enforcement and government agencies in a variety of projects. Weaver is very active in various public outreach activities. He taught and assisted in hunter education classes that helped certify more than 200 students this past year. He spoke to various youth, school and civic groups and supported agency programs by serving as a judge and safety officer at a range of events. Shikar-Safari Club International was founded in 1952 for the purpose of advancing knowledge concerning wildlife of the world, independently and in cooperation with zoological societies, universities and museums. Each year, the club sponsors an award for the Wildlife Officer of the Year in all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces.(Information from www.TN.gov).

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