Fallen Wildlife Officer Honored for Heroism
Joel Campora, Photo from Facebook
Wildlife Officer First Class Joel Campora was honored Thursday (Oct. 24) by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission for the heroism he showed during the Scott County flood.
Campora was posthumously awarded the Wildlife Officer of the Year Award, according to a news release from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Lt. Governor Mark Darr also recognized Campora during the Commission’s monthly meeting.
Campora was killed, along with Scott County Sheriff Cody Carpenter and two other women, during a flood rescue mission May 31 near Mill Creek.