15. October 2015 15:37
Alaska Wildlife Trooper Jimmy Lindberg recently received two awards – the Mat-Su regional Wildlife Trooper of the Year by the Palmer Elks and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) 2014 Alaska Boating Safety Officer of the Year. Trooper Lindberg was recognized for his dedication to service and his overall exceptional performance as an Alaska Wildlife Trooper at an annual banquet on Oct. 10 at the Palmer Elks lodge honoring law enforcement personnel. The NASBLA award is given to only one law enforcement officer in each state.
According to his supervisor, AWT Sgt. Doug Massie, Lindberg is among the top producing Wildlife Trooper for boating safety contacts, warnings and citations. In 2014 Lindberg logged 690 boating safety contacts, gave 99 warnings and issued 31 boating safety citations. Lindberg hosted over 10 hours of boating safety classes to local children in the Mat-Su Region, taking the time to share the importance of boating safety and wearing life jackets. Lindberg recognizes the importance of early intervention and education on boating safety; he invests countless hours reaching out to young people regarding this issue.
“Trooper Lindberg’s passion for boating safety, and teaching the importance of it is second to none. Trooper Lindberg’s balance of education and enforcement is exactly what the Division of Wildlife Troopers looks for in a Wildlife Trooper,” Massie said. “Trooper Lindberg is committed to the boating safety mission of the Alaska Wildlife Troopers; he recognizes its importance to the citizens of the State of Alaska, and carries out that mission with dedication.”
Congratulations Trooper Lindberg and thank you Palmer Elks for the support to law enforcement in its community.
Article and pictures submitted by Beth Ipsen