COLUMBUS, OH – Greg Wade is the Ohio 2013 Association of Midwest Fish and Game Law Enforcement Officers (AMFGLEO) Wildlife Officer of the Year, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Wade is a law enforcement program administrator with the ODNR Division of Wildlife.
Wade, a native of Nashport, started his career in 1993 as a wildlife officer with the ODNR Division of Wildlife assigned to Ross County. While working as a wildlife officer, he was also deployed to active duty with the Ohio Army National Guard. He retired from the National Guard after 21 years as first sergeant.
Wade moved to ODNR Division of Wildlife’s central office after several years as a wildlife officer to oversee the law enforcement training program. Wade serves as the ODNR Division of Wildlife’s head armorer, maintains the evidence management system and coordinates defensive tactics training.
Wade is married with three children, all of whom he regularly takes fishing or hunting.
AMFGLEO was chartered in 1944 in Lincoln, Neb., and has 28 member agencies. AMFGLEO is the lead group among wildlife enforcement organizations in the development and maintenance of field officer training.
ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.
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For more information, contact:
Vicki Ervin, ODNR Division of Wildlife
Jason Fallon, ODNR Office of Communications