A park ranger from Lake Mead National Recreation Area has been named the Nevada Department of Wildlife Boating State Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.
Ranger Marc Burt was giving the honor.
This is the first time that a park ranger with Lake Mead has been honored with the award.
The National Association of State Boating Law Administration presents this award in every state each year to the officer who contributes significantly to boating safety.
Burt started working for the recreation area in 1987. Besides being part of several search and rescues and being an outstanding boating officer, Burt has trained several officers for the park service, Clark County Fire Department, Hoover Dam Police and Metro Search and Rescue.
Burt is now being considered for a regional award.