The Shikar-Safari Club International has named Aransas County Game Warden Justin Solis 2020 Texas Wildlife Officer of the Year.

This marks the 41st year this award has been presented to a Texas Game Warden.

Solis, 34, is a graduate of the 58th Game Warden cadet class in 2013. He began his career as game warden in Webb County. He transferred to his hometown of Rockport in 2016.

Solis is very active in his community, leading many outreach programs, as well as being instrumental in the State’s conservation enforcement, and specifically, the commercial fishing industry.

“It means a lot to receive this recognition,” said Solis. “It shows the work I’ve put in is being noticed and is also helping the state, and is paying off.”

TPWD Captain Brent Tucker said, “It is an honor to have Justin as a member of our law enforcement family of Texas Game Wardens.  He is the type of warden every supervisor appreciates and leans on to get tasks completed with a positive mindset.  His dedication to conservation law enforcement is second to none.  Justin is truly deserving of this honor.”

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