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Boating Officer of the Year Named

Braxton Harris Named Boating Officer of the Year

In Austin on May 21st, Burnet County Game Warden Braxton Harris was recognized as the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators' Boating Officer of the Year. Stationed in the heart of the Texas Hill County, Braxton is responsible for patrolling five major water bodies, He is a member of the Department's Advanced Accident Reconstruction Team as well as the Department's Executive Protection Detail. Also a Board Member of the Burnet County Blood and Alcohol Task Force, e was made 15 arrests for Boating While Intoxicated and assisted with numerous BWIs within the district.

His outreach efforts have concluded with over 2,860 youths being introduced to the outdoors, including water safety-related programs. He has been awarded the 100 Club Hill Country Officer of the Year Award, as well as the agency's Life Saving Award. The Law Enforcement Division is extremely proud to have this superb achiever in its ranks.

K-9s receive Texas Game Warden Badges

Ten canines are now official state K-9s after receiving their badges and commissions as Texas game wardens. The K-9s were accompanied by their game warden partners during a recent graduation ceremony at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Austin headquarters.