Conservation officer wins award for third time

Jim Schreck recently was selected as the District 8 Conservation Officer of the Year.

The 15-year veteran, originally from Corydon, has been assigned to Harrison County since 2003. He also won this award in 2007 and 2014.

Schreck has served in a variety of roles, including background investigator, boat accident investigator, cave rescue team member, division spokesperson, field training officer, physical tactics instructor and Taser instructor.

District 8 includes Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Lawrence, Orange, Perry, Scott and Washington counties.

The award puts Schreck in the running for the Pitzer Award, awarded to the state’s top conservation officer selected from the 10 district award winners.

The Pitzer Award is named after Indiana Conservation Officer James D. Pitzer, who was fatally shot while investigating illegal hunting activity Jan. 1, 1961, in Jay County.