If you recall a previous Bibb Voice article about Wildlife Officers fighting litter – Operation Oscar: Stopping the Trash – you’ve seen Ricky Corn’s name before. He’s the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Officer responsible for catching the offender that dumped an entire truckload of garbage in the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge. Thanks to this and other efforts by Corn to stop litter, he has been officially recognized by the organization People Against a Littered State (PALS).
“I couldn’t be more proud of the way he took up the training of litter enforcement and certainly couldn’t be more proud of the execution of the training . I have no doubt he has set a state record for number of cases made in a year,” said Officer Clifton Robinson.
The record that got Officer Corn the nomination, submitted by Officer Robinson:
“Over the past 2 years, CEO Corn has successfully made and prosecuted 21 cases of illegal littering! He received convictions in all four counties in which he brought littering charges. 13 of the litter cases were made in the Talladega National Forest, 2 cases were made on the Cahaba River in Dallas County, 5 cases were made on the Cahaba River WMA, and one case was made on the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge which included a literal dump truck load of garbage. All of these cases were successfully prosecuted.”