AUGUSTA — Game Warden Joey Lefebvre, who patrols the Knox and Lincoln County area, was recognized as Game Warden Of The Year, June 25 at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.
The award recognizes game wardens for outstanding achievement over the past year.
Below is an excerpt from the nomination form for Lefebvre.
2019 Maine Game Warden of the Year:
Game Warden Joey Lefebvre (Damariscotta)
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.
After a short time working in a remote portion of northwestern Maine beginning 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 relentless pursuit of intentional fish and game violators in the mid-coast region. Warden Lefebvre never leaves stones unturned while investigating fish and game violations or incidents.
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 unique skill sets, Warden Lefebvre has been able to uncover some of the most high-profile fish and game violations that have occurred in the state of Maine throughout his career. Warden Lefebvre has been an instrumental part of training and mentoring many of the new game wardens. In Warden Lefebvre’s career, he has mentored several deputy game wardens, was cadre for the 96th Municipal-County Basic Police School at the MCJA and was cadre for the Advanced Warden School.
Warden Lefebvre’s job and life experience, dedication, knowledge, and most importantly his positive attitude is invaluable to a new game warden starting out in their chosen profession. He has had a direct impact on the future of Maine Warden Service. Warden Lefebvre’s exemplary service and work performance have been well documented throughout his career. He has received several letters of recognition from both the public as well as the Maine Warden Service and does an excellent job collaborating with other law enforcement agencies, utilizing his strong skill sets to bring positive resolution to many issues.
Because of his knowledge of his patrol area and the districts that surround it, Warden 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. Warden Lefebvre balances an extremely busy professional and personal life and sets a good 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.