Kyle Overturf recently retired from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) after serving for over 32 years with the Environmental Conservation Police, the last eight as Colonel. Growing up hunting and fishing, Kyle learned the “game warden” lifestyle firsthand from his father, who served 25 years with Connecticut’s Environmental Police. Kyle began his law enforcement career in 1986, serving as a Conservation Enforcement Officer in the Central Marine Sector. Progressing through his career, he was promoted to Sergeant, and later went on to serve as Captain and Commander of the State’s Western and Marine Districts. In recognition of his leadership and professionalism, Colonel Overturf was promoted to Colonel in 2010 and led the Environmental Conservation Police as Director until June 1st of this year when he retired. During his career, he served as an instructor at the Connecticut Police Academy and currently serves as an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Connecticut, where he teaches Conservation Law Enforcement. He has been a leader in resource conservation at regional and national levels, serving in the National Association of Conservation Law Enforcement Chiefs, including as President of the Northeast Association of Chiefs and on the steering committee for the Association’s Leadership Academy. Kyle has also served on the Board of Firearms Permit Examiners since 2009 and is their current secretary.
“I am very excited and thankful for the opportunity Deb has given me. I plan on bringing the same passion for my work I had in my previous career to Blue Trail!” Deb Lyman, President, Blue Trail Range Corporation states that, “Kyle’s leadership skills, background of the firearms industry, and enthusiasm for the shooting sports will greatly enhance the Blue Trail Range team’s performance. Operating a commercial shooting range and retail gun store in today’s economy and social climate requires an extensive knowledge of current regulations, innovative training, and customer retention … Kyle brings that set of skills to grow Blue Trail Range into New England’s premier shooting range, retail gun store, and training center.”
Come out soon and visit Kyle and his lab Maggie. Blue Trail Range is located at 316 N Branford Road, Wallingford, Connecticut.