7/9/17 – A Dodge County Explorer Lieutenant was honored at the National Law Enforcement Exploring Leadership Academy. While attending the class in Quantico, Virginia Easton Meier was selected to receive the Billy Yout Excellence in Leadership Award. His selection was based on his demonstrated leadership, initiative, creativity, dedication, and future potential. Meier was presented with an award plaque and a $2,500 grant to be used for educational expenses. The award is named after William Yout who served as a Special Agent with the DEA. He retired in March of 2004 and passed away just four months later after a year-long battle with brain cancer.