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DNR officer gets award for work on Lake Lanier

GAINESVILLE — An officer who patrols Lake Lanier earned the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement’s 2014 Boating Officer of the Year.

Cpl. Jason Roberson took home the honor, having conducted 15 search-and-rescue missions in 2014.

A 14-year veteran of the agency, Roberson is a Dawson County resident who also works with Gainesville/Hall County Safe Kids Coalition.

In a section of the nomination letter provided in a news release, Sgt. Mike Burgamy praised Roberson’s efforts.

“When it comes to ensuring the safety of Georgia’s boating public, Jason is top-notch,” Roberson said. “He is a professional that exhibits fair and unbiased enforcement, education where applicable, compassion when needed, and dedication always.”