Firerarms group honors game warden Karnow | SierraSun.com

Firerarms group honors game warden Karnow

Dave Moller
Sun news service

Area state Game Warden Jerry Karnow of Penn Valley was named Peace Officer of the Year by the California Rifle and Pistol Association at the group’s annual awards banquet Feb. 16 in Orange County.

Keynote speaker at the event was another Penn Valley resident, famed pilot Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager, the first man to break the sound barrier.

Karnow won the award for his work in firearms safety, dedication to battling poachers and his belief in conservation.

“It was pretty awesome,” Karnow said. “There were about 800 people there and Gen. Yeager kidded me, but he strongly supports California game wardens and conservation.”