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Lefebvre honored as Game Warden Of The Year

Jun 26, 2020
Game Warden Joey Lefebvre was honored at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy for the 2019 Maine Game Warden of the Year.

Game Warden Joey Lefebvre, who patrols the Lincoln and Knox counties, was recognized June 25 as Game Warden of the Year for 2019.

The award was presented Thursday, June 25, at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, alongside the award for Game Warden Supervisor Of The Year to Game Warden Tim Spahr.

Game Warden Joey Lefebvre was honored at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro for the 2019 Maine Game Warden of the Year. After a short time working in a remote portion of northwestern Maine in 1995, Game Warden Joey Lefebvre transferred to the coast, where he has been the district game warden in the Damariscotta region since. It is here that Warden Lefebvre continued his pursuit of intentional fish and game violators in the mid-coast region.

Warden Lefebvre excels at investigating illegal deer hunting investigations to include those who exceed the bag limit, hunt in closed season and those who continue to hunt while under revocation.

Because of his skill sets, Warden Lefebvre has been able to uncover some of the most high-profile fish and game violations that occur in Maine throughout his career.

Warden Lefebvre is part of the training and mentoring of many new game wardens. In Lefebvre’s career, he has mentored several deputy game wardens, was cadre for the 96th Municipal-County Basic Police School at the MCJA and cadre for the Advanced Warden School.

Lefebvre’s service and work performance are well documented throughout his career. He received several letters of recognition from both the public as well as the Maine Warden Service and collaborates with other law enforcement agencies, utilizing his skill sets to bring positive resolution to many issues.

Because of his knowledge of his patrol area and the districts that surround it, Lefebvre is called to numerous search and rescue incidents every year in his area. He has been able to bring many people home to their loved ones over the years. Lefebvre balances an extremely busy professional and personal life and sets an example for other wardens that are in similar positions with their personal and professional lives.

Game Warden Joey Lefebvre retains his oath that he took as a newly hired game warden and continues to go to work every day to make a difference in the outdoor community in which he lives and works.

The Game Warden of the Year Award shall be presented to any member of Warden Service who, consistently in the past has conducted themselves in such a manner as to display an exceptional expertise in the areas of conservation law enforcement, management, community and public relations and all aspects of a game warden’s duties and during the past year has performed in a manner that reflects continued performance in this manner.

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