Special agent Joe Oliveros (1951-2001) was a dedicated law enforcement officer who truly made a difference for wildlife. His investigative work in Louisiana deterred illegal hunting and helped waterfowl populations rebound from the drought-stricken years of the 1980’s. In Florida, he focused attention on the need to safeguard migratory bird resources and set up special enforcement training programs. Oliveros had a hand in molding hundreds of service special agents and refuge officers, multiplying his contributions to wildlife conservation many times over. Wildlife resources, the millions of Americans who treasure them, and a generation of Service officers benefitted from his enthusiasm, energy, and professional expertise.