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Todd Weaver Receives Annual Shikar-Safari Officer Honor

Thursday, December 06, 2012 | 03:11am

NASHVILLE --- Todd Weaver, of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, has been honored by the Shikar–Safari Club International as its 2012 Tennessee Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. 

Weaver was serving TWRA as a wildlife officer in Hickman County until his recent transfer to Johnson/Sullivan 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.

He was involved in several cases during the year. He worked to communicate with the public in responding to wide-related matters. Weaver 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 which 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.


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Photo Caption:
Todd Weaver (center) holds his certificate and noting his honor as the 2012 Shikar-Safari Club International Wildlife Officer of the Year. Dr. Jack Gayden, SSCI representative of Memphis (far right), made the presentation at the November meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission. Also pictured (from left) are TWRA District 22 Lt. Jeff Skelton, Boating and Law Enforcement Division Chief Darren Rider and District 22 Cpt. Chuck Borum. Weaver received his honor for service in Hickman County and recently transferred to Johnson/Sullivan counties.

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