Former Elk River officer honored by DNR

TIP Executive Director Dennis Mackedanz (left) with Conservation Officer Tony Musatov.
TIP Executive Director Dennis Mackedanz (left) with Conservation Officer Tony Musatov.

A former Elk River Police officer who now works for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has been honored as the TIP Officer of the Year.
Conservation officer Tony Musatov was named the 2016 Joe Alexander Conservation Officer of the Year for his efforts on behalf of the Turn in Poachers or TIP program.
Musatov gives credit to the TIP program for many successful cases that would have been much more difficult without the services provided by TIP.
TIP is a nonprofit organization with a mission to protect and preserve Minnesota’s natural resources by providing education materials and by funding rewards paid directly to people who call in tips that lead to arrests of game and fish law violators.
People can report natural resource violations to TIP at 800-652-9093 or #TIP for most cellphone users. Additional information can be found at www.mndnr.gov/enforcement.