STATE WILDLIFE OFFICER BEGINS DUTY IN LOGAN COUNTY
COLUMBUS, OH –State Wildlife Officer Kevin Russell, 32, of McComb, Ohio, has begun active duty in Logan County, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
“I love law enforcement, and my passion is hunting, fishing, and trapping,” said Russell. “I am very fortunate to have been accepted to this position in Logan County, which combines my dedication to the law and to conservation.”
Officer Russell is a 2000 graduate of Owens Community College where he earned an Associate’s Degree in law enforcement. He worked as a police officer for the Findley Police Department for six years before attending the State Wildlife Officer Academy. He has been serving as an at-large wildlife officer in northwestern Ohio since July 2007.
As a state wildlife officer, Russell will be responsible for enforcing wildlife laws on public and private lands and providing assistance to other law enforcement agencies as needed. He will also contact many Ohio sportsmen and women in the field, perform fish and wildlife surveys, advise on nuisance wildlife issues, and give presentations on wildlife management, hunter education, trapping, and fishing.
He and his wife, Julie, and their son, Brandon, will reside within the county.