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W. Windsor Game Warden Honored

Vermont State Game Warden Stephen Majeski received the state's Wildlife Officer of the Year Award from Gov. Peter Shumlin Thursday in Montpelier. Majeski's wife, Carolanne Majeski, and Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Patrick Berry are also pictured. Photograph by Tom Rogers

Vermont State Game Warden Stephen Majeski received the state's Wildlife Officer of the Year Award from Gov. Peter Shumlin Thursday in Montpelier. Majeski's wife, Carolanne Majeski, and Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Patrick Berry are also pictured. Photograph by Tom Rogers

West Windsor — Stephen Majeski, of West Windsor, was recently named Vermont State Game Warden of the Year. A state game warden for eight years, Majeski received the award from Gov. Peter Shumlin on May 16 in Montpelier.

Majeski was chosen for “his professionalism, excellent law enforcement work, dedicated search and rescue efforts, and helpful outreach with the public,” Shumlin said.

Lt. Paul Gaudreau, Majeski’s supervisor, commended him for his ability to conduct thorough investigations in hunting and fishing violations and his dedication in search and rescue missions.

Majeski was also praised for his skill in dealing with problem bears, his presentations to school groups, and his cooperative service with other law enforcement agencies. “Our warden force provides a broad range of services that go far beyond protecting the resource,” said Col. David LeCours. “In Warden Majeski’s case, his peers chose him for this award because he exemplifies an exceptionally high standard that others strive to reach.”

Majeski’s district includes the towns of Reading, West Windsor, Windsor, Cavendish, Baltimore, Weathersfield, Chester, Springfield, Grafton and Rockingham.

Shikar-Safari Club International, a private wildlife conservation group, sponsors the award in each state and Canadian province.

— Staff report