Department of Natural Resources is announcing that Conservation Officer
Tyler Brock, who serves in Porter County, was selected as the 2017 District
10 Officer of the Year.
Brock, a six-year
veteran of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources--Law Enforcement
Division, graduated from Valparaiso High School in 2008 and then earned an
associate’s degree in conservation law enforcement from Vincennes
Brock first served
two years with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources-Law Enforcement
Division as a water patrol officer, then returned to Indiana and in 2011 was
appointed an Indiana Conservation Officer.
“Brock is an
extremely dedicated officer who has held many extra duties in addition to
his daily patrol responsibilities,” DNR said. “He is a very dedicated public
information officer, field training officer, and Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
Tyler enjoys spending time with family, fishing, hunting and restoring
vintage aluminum boats.
Officer of the Year Award was voted on by all officers serving in District
This award not only
gives him local recognition but will make him eligible to compete against
nine other officers, from across the state, for the annual Pitzer Award,
named for Indiana Conservation Officer James D. Pitzer, who was shot and
killed in the line of duty while checking rabbit hunters on Jan. 1, 1961.