On September 10, 2017, the Indiana Association of Building Officials recognized Shad Paul from the City of Huntington with the inaugural Earl E. Bowman Memorial Award for Meritorious Service. This award is in honor of Mr. Bowman, Huntington County Building Inspector, who is the association's only Line of Duty Death following his death on July 3, 2002.
Shad Paul is an ICC certified residential and commercial building inspector who has dedicated the past 15 years to his community and this association. He has served on numerous IABO committees, is a past president of the association, and currently serves as First Vice President.
After Earl's death, Shad was hired as the Huntington County building inspector and became their Building Commissioner before leaving to become the first Building Commissioner for the City of Huntington.