Minnesota Turn in Poachers (TIP) recently named Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Phil George as its 2013 Officer of the Year.
He joined the DNR in 2006 after 15 years with the Rochester Police Department. He served in DNR Enforcement's Owatonna/Mantorville field station for five years before moving to the Rochester field station in 2011.
George called the award a great honor.
Lt. Dean Olson, Rochester area enforcement supervisor, nominated George.