Above and Beyond
From left, American Legion State Commander Richard T. Dubay, Michigan Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Jeff Ginn and American Legion State Law and Order Chairwoman Sarah Eisenhardt pose for a photograph at today’s meeting of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission in Lansing. Photo courtesy Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
CO Ginn Honored With Awards
Michigan Conservation Officer Jeff Ginn was presented with two plaques at today’s meeting of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission honoring him as Michigan and Central Region American Legion Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for 2020.
The coronavirus pandemic delayed the in-person presentation of the plaques to Ginn before the commission.
Ginn, who patrols Newaygo County, was nominated for the American Legion, Department of Michigan award by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division. A former firefighter and state trooper, Ginn is the first DNR conservation officer selected for the honor.
“Jeff Ginn exemplifies the professionalism of our well-trained conservation officers, who serve the communities they live in every day,” said Gary Hagler, chief of the DNR Law Enforcement Division. “Ready for duty at any time and called upon for a wide range of diverse activities at a moment’s notice, our conservation officers are outstanding.”
Ginn was selected for the American Legion Department of Michigan award from among the more than 18,000 law enforcement officers in the state.
The award recognizes “a well-rounded Michigan law enforcement officer, who has exceeded, above and beyond, the duty requirements expected of their position and has demonstrated a distinct pattern of community service coupled with professional achievement.”
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