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Conservation officer brings home boating award ...

Master Conservation Officer Rob Vickroy accepts his award as the Regional Boating Officer of the YearMaster Conservation Officer Rob Vickroy was recognized as the Regional Boating Officer of the Year by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators during the organization’s annual meeting last September in Clearwater Beach, Fla.

Vickroy is assigned to Franklin County, where the third largest lake in the state, Brookville Reservoir, is located. As an advanced boat accident investigator, he’s known for conducting complete investigations by reconstructing accidents. Vickroy is also heavily involved in education, having appeared in 58 public boater education programs in 2007.

NASBLA is a national nonprofit organization that works to develop public policy for recreational boating safety. The organization represents the recreational boating authorities of all 50 states and the U.S. territories.

The Boating Officer of the Year Award is presented to deserving recipients at three levels: state, regional and national.           

The president of the NASBLA, Major John Fetterman of the Maine Coastal Marine Patrol, presents Conservation Officer Rob Vickroy with an award in Clearwater Beach, Fla.