(Indianapolis, IN) - A LaPorte County conservation officer has won a top honor.
Alex Toth has been selected as the 2021 District 10 Officer of the Year. The district includes the seven counties in northwest Indiana.
Toth, a LaPorte High School graduate, has been a conservation officer since 2017. In addition to his normal duties as a field officer, he also serves as a public safety diver and is a passenger-for-hire inspector.
The district award puts Toth in the running for the Pitzer Award, a state-wide honor named after Officer James D. Pitzer, who was shot and killed while investigating illegal hunting activity in Jay County in 1961.