Geigle Named Brook Brown Boating Officer of the Year

May 8, 2020

PIERRE, S.D. – The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators has named Adam Geigle the 2020 Brook Brown Boating Officer of the Year. Geigle is a conservation officer for the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) and is stationed in Rapid City. 

 “Adam consistently goes above and beyond the normal line of duty,” said Joe Keeton, GFP boating law administrator. “Officer Geigle has an eagerness to enforce the boating safety laws and regulations on Sheridan and Pactola Reservoirs, which are two of our busiest waters in the state. He pays special attention to enforcing our boating under the influence (BUI) laws.” 

 Keeton noted that being a good boating officer takes dedication, discipline, and sacrifice. 
 “Adam has had to investigate tough situations, including incidents with fatalities. He always approaches his job with professionalism and respect,” Keeton added. 

 About the Award: The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators’ (NASBLA) award is presented annually to the boating law enforcement officer who has made outstanding contributions to the field of boating law enforcement.  

The awards program consists of three levels: state, regional and national. State nominees are selected by the state boating law administrator. State nominees continue to regional competition, where they are reviewed, and one winner per region is selected by the three regional awards committees. Regional award winners are submitted to NASBLA’s Awards Committee for review and selection of the national award. 

The South Dakota award was renamed to honor a previous recipient and GFP conservation officer, Brook Brown. Brown lost his battle with cancer during the summer of 2012 and was well known for his contributions to the state’s boating enforcement and education efforts. 


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