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Shikar-Safarai Club International Honors OSP Springfield Fish & Wildlife Trooper
Lieutenant Steve Lane
Northwest Region Headquarters
Fish & Wildlife Division
(503) 934-0324

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#1 (Left to right: Lieutenant Steve Lane, Trooper Boyd, Captain Walt Markee)
#2 (Trooper Boyd)
The Shikar-Safari Club International honored an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper out of the Springfield Area Command office as the State's top conservation enforcement officer for 2008. OSP Trooper Marc Boyd was awarded the "Shikar-Safari Club Wildlife Officer of the Year", given annually for more than 25 years to recognize outstanding game enforcement officers. The presentation was made last week at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting in Salem by Shikar-Safari representative Lynn Loacker.

The annual award from the conservation-based organization honors the officer whose efforts during the previous year show outstanding performance and achievement among the state agency's sworn Fish and Wildlife law enforcement personnel. Trooper Boyd's selection by the Shikar-Safari Club is for his commitment to fish and wildlife enforcement and protection, placing him with a "distinguished group who have earned this recognition for their outstanding performance and dedication to duty."
Trooper Boyd, age 44, joined OSP in September 2004. He was first assigned in the Fish & Wildlife Division at the Newport Area Command office and transferred to the OSP Springfield Area Command office in July 2007. Earlier this year he was also selected as the OSP 2008 "Fish & Wildlife Division Officer of the Year".
"Trooper Boyd brings enthusiasm, professionalism, tenacity, out of the box thinking, and a great work ethic to his job," said Lynn Loacker, member of Shikar Safari Club International. "It is for these reasons that Shikar Safari Club International is pleased to present him this award."
Shikar-Safari Club International presents annual awards to wildlife law enforcement officers in all 50 states, 10 Canadian provinces and the territories of both nations. The club is an exclusive organization with a worldwide membership of no more than 200. The club originally formed in 1952 to provide members an opportunity to get together and talk about their hunting experiences, but has evolved into an organization that supports conservation and education through a worldwide foundation. Shikar-Safari is recognized worldwide for its efforts in the protection, enhancement and preservation of wildlife, and has placed particular emphasis on endangered and threatened species through the promotion of enforcement of conservation laws and regulations.