Don Overman has been honored many times for what he has done for Scottsbluff, but Tuesday he was appreciated for what he has done for the state.
During a ceremony attended by Attorney General Doug Peterson, Overman was honored for his 20 years with the Nebraska Crime Commission. Overman was appointed by Governor Johanns in 1997 and by each successive governor.
Overman said it was humbling to see his family and supporters along with the Attorney General at the ceremony.
Overman said,”It certainly wasn’t expected, but it was a nice surprise to have the Attorney General come out and make the presentation. It was pretty neat.”
Overman said his service to the State Crime Commission was due to his love for law enforcement developed during a quarter century with the Scottsbluff council and as Mayor…. and as members of his family including his son Sheriff Mark Overman made law enforcement their career.
Peterson praised Overman for his commitment to the Crime Commission and the 80, 800 mile round-trips to Lincoln over those 20 years to attend the Commission’s meetings.