A Dubois County Conservation Officer was recently recognized by the United States Coast Guard.
On October 11th, Indiana Conservation Officer Jon Watkins was presented with a United States Coast Guard certificate of merit at the Area Maritime Security Committee meeting in Chrisney in Spencer County for his years of exemplary service and dedication to protecting Indiana’s waterways since January 2017.
Watkins, who is originally from LaPorte County, has been assigned to Dubois County since 2006. He has served in multiple leadership positions of the Evansville, Owensboro, Henderson, and Mount Vernon regional AMSC.
Watkins has been honored as the District 7 Officer of the Year and Indiana’s Boating Officer of the Year multiple times during his career and currently serves as a National Association of State Boating Law Administrators instructor, boat accident investigator, passenger-for-hire inspector and sonar operator.