Ranger Luis Krug of Chickasaw National Recreation Area was honored as the Outstanding Federal Law Enforcement Employee in Oklahoma by the Oklahoma Federal Executive Board on Monday, May 3rd.
This award was presented in conjunction with Public Service Recognition Week, a nationwide public education campaign honoring the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees and ensure that our government is the best in the world.
Krug works independently as a federal law enforcement officer to protect the park's visitors, historical structures, and natural resources. He chairs the Murray County Multi-disciplinary Team, which is charged with the investigation of crimes against children, leading the organization to better protect the children of MurrayCounty by training local officers, obtaining grant money, improving accountability of new equipment and supporting interagency investigations. He serves on the Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training as a curriculum review member, writing and setting training standards for future peace officers in Oklahoma.
Krug has served as the National Park Service DARE officer for eight years in the Sulphur and Davis school districts, teaching over 1200 students in rural Oklahoma the value of avoiding drugs and making responsible decisions.
“Luis Krug represents the very best of the National Park Service protection ranger ranks," said Bruce Nobel, the park's superintendent, "and it is extremely gratifying to see his many accomplishments recognized through this important award.”