Note: This item is more than a year old. Please take the publication date into consideration for any date references.

PrintPlain TextPermalink

News Release
Media Contact:
TPWD News,, 512-389-8030

Aug. 24, 2017

Texas Game Warden Brad Clark Recognized as Midwest Officer of the Year

AUSTIN— The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission recognized Texas game warden Brad Clark as the Midwest Officer of the Year by the Association of Midwest Fish and Game Law Enforcement Officers during Thursday’s meeting in Austin.

Clark is a founding member of the Texas game warden boat accident team. In the past year, Clark logged more than 200 hours of marine patrol, filed more than 300 cases and responded to six major boat crashes.

One of the more complex fatality crashes involved two boats in which the operators were killed in the crash. Clark worked closely with a veteran warden and acted as the lead investigator. He used his training and ability to reconstruct and create a complete computer automated simulation video of the entire crash using avatar technology.

Clark also conducted, coordinated, and taught the nationally accredited Marine Safety Officer Course for the past three years, certifying more than 100 Texas Peace Officers in a 12 county area to be marine safety officers.

The Smith County warden is also active in his community, providing regular outreach and training to area youth and physically challenged residents. In addition to assisting the Adaptive Aquatics Organization, which gives disabled children and adults the opportunity to water ski and boat on Lake Palestine, Clark also works with the city to provide Hunter Education Programs to more than 100 local youths each year.

Clark also participates in the “Tyler Touch a Truck” program, which exposes area magnet school students to career opportunities in law enforcement. Through this program, more than 200 students have been introduced to game wardens, their patrol vehicles and boats in the hopes of encouraging them to become a warden.

The Association of Midwest Fish and Game Law Enforcement Officers is comprised of 29 member agencies from the United States and Canada. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has been a member since 1995.


More Information:

Publication — Permission is granted to publish, in whole or in part, any news releases on this page.

Print — A print-friendly version of the news release shows only the release with font sizes set to the browser default.

Plain Text — Plain text versions of TPWD news releases are provided for copying and pasting into editing software.

To copy text into an editing software:

  • Click a Plain Text link to display the plain text page in your browser.
  • Select all.
  • Copy.
  • Paste in a document in your editing program.

Permalink — This is a direct link to the news release, omitting the navigation context from the URI.

English/Spanish — News releases posted in both English and Spanish have one of these links.

If you have any suggestions for improving these pages, send an e-mail to and mention Plain Text Pages.

(5.4.16 i)