Department of Natural Resources Ranger J. Hawkins has been selected as the Colorado Boating Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for 2010. Ranger Hawkins was selected for this award from numerous applicants statewide. The criteria for selection was based upon education, community outreach, innovation, partnership, accident investigation, community service, and heroic action. Ranger Hawkins has established himself as an exemplary role model and boating officer in a department that serves in excess of 60,000 recreational boaters per year. Ranger Hawkins is dedicated to making Larimer County waterways a safer place to visit and he continues to strive to exhibit pride in his profession and the community he serves.