Feb 29, 2016
The adventures of maintaining order on the state’s parks and waterways is the subject of the next lecture in the Florida Lecture Series at Florida Southern College.
Former Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission law enforcement officer Bob Lee will give the lecture, “Backcountry Lawman: True Stories from a Florida Game Warden,” at 7 p.m. on March 3 in the Hollis Room on the FSC campus. The lecture, sponsored by the Lawton Chiles Center for Florida History at FSC, is free and open to the public.
Now retired after more than 30 years as a game warden on Florida’s St. John River, Lee will reveal in fascinating detail the danger and the humor in the unsung exploits of game wardens in one of the nation’s most environmentally diverse states. He is the author of the highly acclaimed Backcountry Lawman: True Stories from a Florida Game Warden, an autobiographical account of his life as a game warden, which won the Florida Outdoor Writers Association 2014 Excellence-in-Craft Award for best outdoor book.
The lecture will be this year’s Robert and Rose Stahl Criminal Justice Lecture. Mr. Stahl was a police officer and chief of police in North Miami Beach, and his family has generously sponsored these lectures at FSC.
“Bob Lee’s career was filled with excitement and sometimes mayhem,” said Dr. James M. Denham, director of the Lawton Chiles Center for Florida History. “Among other incidents, he participated in one of the biggest environmental busts is Florida history. It will be an entertaining lecture filled with tall tales about maintaining law and order in Florida’s outdoors.”