Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney Marc McCune has been named the 2013 Arkansas prosecuting attorney of the year.

McCune was awarded the Sid McMath Sword of Justice award Wednesday at the fall prosecutor’s conference in Hot Springs.

He was nominated by the other 27 elected prosecutors in the state and was presented the award by Sebastian County Prosecutor Dan Shue.

"I am honored and humbled to receive this award," McCune said."It is a privilege to represent our association, the people of Crawford County and the state of Arkansas. It brings great satisfaction to protect our communities, work along side law enforcement, and fight for legislation to protect citizens and keep violent and sexual offenders incarcerated for as long as possible."

McCune has served as the Crawford County prosecutor since 2003 and as a deputy prosecutor since 1994. McCune is currently the president of the Arkansas Prosecuting Attorneys Association.