Shikar-Safari Club International presented their 2019 Conservation Officer of the Year award for Louisiana to LDWF Sgt. Michael Garrity of Slidell. The Shikar-Safari award recognizes an agent from each state for outstanding efforts in conservation law enforcement.
Sgt. Garrity has been an LDWF agent for over 20 years and mainly patrols the coastal parishes for oyster enforcement. Sgt. Garrity is a part of the Oyster and Seafood Strike Force and he has helped the unit make oyster and other commercial fishing cases.
Pictured are Shikar-Safari Club Representative Lea Perez with Sgt. Michael Garrity and Capt. Bryan Marie.