The Tennessee Wildlife Company acknowledged John Ripley, Wildlife Officer, District 42 Navigational Officer of the Yr.

Ripley has labored as a Wildlife Officer for over 8 years and is at the moment a Nautical Regulation Enforcement Officer within the northern a part of his work unit in Northeast Tennessee. It’s group pushed and is frequently referred to as upon by different companies to supply coaching. Officer Ripley has skilled space rescue groups, regulation enforcement companies and first responders in water security, boating schooling and coordination with TWRA throughout boating incidents. He additionally performed tactical emergency care coaching for brand new recruits on the Tennessee Wildlife Officer Coaching Academy.

Ripley initiated CPR coaching for all TWRA wildlife officers in Area 4, however because of COVID-19 this coaching has been postponed. He was, nonetheless, capable of coordinate the issuance of non-public protecting gear for his fellow officers with a view to fight the unfold of COVID-19. As well as, Constable Ripley accomplished a Nationwide Affiliation of Boating Regulation Directors Stage 2 Boating Accident Investigation Course.

Along with coaching, Constable Ripley handles service calls and works frequently in all counties in District 42. In 2020, he responded to 189 particular person calls, together with 70 regarding nuisance bears or different wildlife and 28 related to issues associated to leisure boating. He inspected 310 ships, 156 paddle steamers and took part in 5 maritime occasions.

“Agent Ripley is a invaluable asset to TWRA and the native emergency providers group. He’s nicely revered by his friends and it’s a pleasure to oversee, ”mentioned captain Tim Sain.

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