GREEN RIVER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming game warden is being honored for 40 years of service.

Green River Game Warden Duane Kerr recently received a service award from the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission.

Kerr began working for the game department as a temporary fisheries technician. He was promoted through the ranks and has served in his current position for the past 16 years.

Green River Wildlife Supervisor Steve DeCecco says Kerr is extremely dedicated to Wyoming's wildlife resource and has been a mentor to younger employees. The Wyoming Game Warden's Association named Kerr as Officer of the Year in 2009.

Duane and his wife Pam have two grown sons. Aaron Kerr is also a game warden in Casper and Matt Kerr is a police officer in Colorado.