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Ruritans honor their choice for trooper of the year

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 9:21 am

John Carroll, left, presents Virginia State Trooper Greg Robinson with the Trooper of the Year Award while Sgt. A. J. Puckett looks on.

The Louisa County Ruritan Club honored Virginia State Trooper Greg Robinson at its 2013 Trooper of the Year at the club’s Tuesday, Jan. 15 meeting.

Trooper Robinson has been patrolling Louisa County for the past five years and last year was honored with the Mothers Against Drunk Driving award for the area for his efforts to keep intoxicated drivers off the road.

“Greg is a dedicated trooper and a hard worker,” said Sgt. A. J. Puckett as he recognized Robinson.  “It is great to meet people in the community in a positive manner and we appreciate what the Louisa club does to honor our troopers.  You support your community in so many charitable ways and to make the effort and to do this for our officers is appreciated.”

John Carroll, Louisa County Ruritan Club president, presented Robinson with a plaque and gift certificate.

“Often we take for granted what you do for us,” Carroll said.  “We thank you for your services to Louisa County citizens.”

Robinson, who was accompanied by his wife and daughter, expressed his appreciation to the club for its efforts.

“I am honored to be chosen for this award.  We don’t often get recognized in a positive way in our jobs,” he said.

As part of the meeting, Dana Bayless, with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, explained his work with non-point and point source pollutions, describing ways to reduce pollution through alternative farming methods and landscaping techniques.

To read the entire story, see the Jan. 31 edition of The Central Virginian.