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The National Water Safety Congress presented Corporal Mike Gladhart (center) with a National Award of Merit at the 2010 International Boating and Water Safety Summit Daytona Beach, FL. Corporal Gladhart is congratulated by Commissioners John Allen (left) and Don Ebert (right).

Corporal Gladhart receives award

By Chief Deputy Rick Miller

   Corporal Mike Gladhart with the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office received a National Award of Merit at the 2010 International Boating and Water Safety Summit held March 29, in Daytona Beach, FL. The summit is sponsored by the National Safe Boating committee and the National Water Safety Congress. The National Water Safety Congress presented Gladhart with the award.

   The National Water Safety Congress (NWSC) has an extensive award program to recognize those people who contribute to the safety of everyone who enjoys water recreation.

   Each year the NWSC presents awards at the annual International Boating and Water Safety Summit to selected individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to water safety during the previous year. Recognition of those who contribute substantially to water safety is encouraged to further promote water and boating safety, helping to reduce the number of drowning and boating accidents now occurring each year. NWSC’s extensive award program recognizes the contributions of the many water safety professionals and dedicated volunteers.

   Gladhart also received an award on Nov. 5, 2009. This award was presented by the Idaho Parks and Recreation and was for Law Enforcement Boating Educator of the Year 2009 in the State of Idaho. This is the third year in a row Gladhart has received this award.