Indiana Conservation Officers of Operational District Six proudly announce the selection of ICO Scott McDaniel as the District Officer of the Year.
Operational District Six serves the south central portion of Indiana. District Six consists of Hancock, Marion, Hendricks, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan, Bartholomew, Brown and Monroe Counties.
Officer McDaniel has been serving the citizens of Indiana since 1997 and is assigned to Marion County. In addition to his field responsibilities, McDaniel also serves as Honor Guard Team Leader, Indiana State FOP Critical Incident Team Member and Background Investigator. ICO McDaniel is tasked with planning and coordinating multiple Honor Guard details across the state. These details included the Governor’s State of the State Address, line of duty deaths for Law Enforcement Officers in Lake, Tipton and Marion Counties and a line of duty death of a Firefighter in LaPorte County to name a few.
Officer McDaniel is now eligible to receive the ultimate award which can be bestowed upon a Conservation Officer by the Law Enforcement Division; the Pitzer Officer of the Year Award. The recipient is chosen from the top officer nominated from each of the state’s ten operational districts. The award is named after Indiana Conservation Officer James D. Pitzer, who was shot and killed in the line of duty. The recipient is selected by the Director of the Law Enforcement Division and the Director of the Department of Natural Resources.
Indiana Conservation Officers of District Six congratulate him and know that he is very deserving of this award.