Landis named Dist. 5 Officer of the Year

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

CLOVERDALE -- Senior Indiana Conservation Officer Matt Landis has been selected by his peers as the District Five Officer of the Year and nominee for the coveted Law Enforcement Division’s 2016 James D. Pitzer Award.

A native of Monroe County, Officer Landis graduated from Bloomington High School North. He went on to attend Vincennes University, graduating with a law enforcement degree in 2002. He then furthered his education by attending Indiana University, graduating with a legal studies degree.

Landis will compete for the James D. Pitzer Officer of the Year Award along with nominees from all 10 state districts. The award’s namesake, Officer James D. Pitzer, was killed in the line of duty. District Five encompasses eight counties in west-central Indiana: Putnam, Parke, Vigo, Clay, Owen, Vermillion, Greene and Sullivan. Officer Landis and his family reside in rural Sullivan County.

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