Texarkana Arkansas Police Officer Corporal Les Munn has been named “National Sheepdog of the Year” by the Sheep Dog Impact Assistance organization. Corporal Munn was nominated and won on a local level, then today was awarded the National honor.
From the TAPD Facebook Page:
Today Sheep Dog Impact Assistance president Jeff Watts came to TAPD and presented Corporal Les Munn with the Sheep Dog of the Year award for 2016. President Watts advised that after winning the local award the nomination was then submitted to the national level. Cpl. Munn has been chosen as the Sheep Dog of the Year at the National level as well. Cpl. Munn will travel to Rogers Arkansas at the end of April to receive his national award. TAPD is extremely proud of Cpl. Munn and his accomplishments.
Founded in 2010, Sheep Dog Impact Assistance is a non-profit organization that assists and serves the needs of men and women in the U.S. military, law enforcement, Fire & EMS. Their National Office is located in Rogers, Arkansas and there are 17 chapters and teams in the U.S. and one in Canada. They have more than 4,000 members, volunteers and supporters nationwide.
Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) is made up of military and first responders – society’s protectors, our “Sheep Dogs” – and volunteers. We exist to engage, assist and empower our Membership and fellow Sheep Dogs with continued service opportunities and provide the camaraderie that may be missing after a shift or tour of duty ends.
SDIA offers our Sheep Dog Members and like-minded Volunteers opportunities to satisfy their innate desire to serve and help those around them. We provide “impact assistance” to communities through Disaster Response Missions, and by helping fellow Sheep Dogs through Continued Service Opportunities and Outdoor Adventures. Participants in these programs often feel a renewed sense of purpose and fulfillment through helping others.