On August 29th, 2017, Sheriff Dan McClain received the honorable State Health Commissioner Award for excellence in public health for outstanding contributions in promoting, protecting, and providing for the health of the people of Scott County, Indiana, regardless of their circumstances. This award was presented to Sheriff McClain by the Indiana State Department of Health by Dr. Jerome Adams, M.D., M.P.H., the next U.S. Surgeon General.
The acknowledgement and appreciation for law enforcement was shared by others in law enforcement and corrections for all their efforts involving the opioid epidemic and HIV crisis in the community.
“The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend.”- Disraeli