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Lord Named NWTF Alabama Law Enforcement Officer of the Year
June 28, 2011
The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has named Conservation Enforcement Officer Keilan Lord of Centre, Ala. its 2011 Alabama Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. Lord was recognized for the award during the Federation's 35th Annual Convention and Sport Show Awards Banquet in Nashville in February. The NWTF is a national conservation organization dedicated to conserving wild turkey and increased access to public hunting land.
Lord, who stays busy working fishing activities at Weiss Lake, also makes working turkey hunting activities a priority. During the last two turkey hunting seasons Lord made eight turkey hunting arrests, six of which involved hunting with the aid of bait. All suspects in the arrests pleaded guilty or were found guilty in court.
In addition to his regular enforcement duties, Lord also teaches hunter education classes in his assigned county and volunteers to teach in other counties. Lord has been an active member of the Alabama National Guard since 2001 and was promoted to Sergeant in 2010. He also plays saxophone as a member of the 151st Army National Guard Band.
Photo: Lt. Jim Kirkland (Left) and Officer Keilan Lord (right).