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June 01, 2016

Robert Currier is Vermont's Warden of the Year

Robert Currier of Colchester is Vermont's State Game Warden of the Year. A state game warden since 2011, Currier received the award in recognition of his excellent service from Governor Peter Shumlin on May 31 Montpelier.

"I want to thank Robert for his outstanding performance in protecting Vermont's fish and wildlife resources and serving the people of Vermont," said Governor Shumlin. He added that Warden Currier was chosen for "his professionalism, his strong work ethic and willingness to assist other law enforcement agencies."

Lt. Curtis Smiley, Currier's supervisor, also commended him for his ability to conduct thorough investigations of hunting and fishing violations. "Warden Currier exceeds all expectations by apprehending a high volume of violators. Despite his effectiveness as a warden, he remains highly respected as a member of the sporting community. The public often acknowledges his strong work ethic and fair application of the law," said Smiley.

"Our warden force provides a broad range of services that go above and beyond protecting fish and wildlife," said Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter. "In Warden Currier's case, his peers chose him as Warden of the Year because he exemplifies a high standard that others strive to reach."

Warden Currier's district includes the towns of South Hero, Milton, Colchester, Winooski, Burlington, South Burlington, Westford, Essex, Underhill, and Jericho.

Shikar-Safari Club International, a private wildlife conservation group, sponsors a warden of the year award in each state and Canadian province to help promote and encourage the enforcement of wildlife conservation laws. Currier received a colorful framed certificate honoring his selection as Vermont's State Game Warden of the Year, provided by Shikar-Safari Club International.

Media Contacts: Commissioner Louis Porter, 802-828-1454; Col. Jason Batchelder, 802-828-1529

Source: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Last Updated at: June 01, 2016 15:39:46