More than 100 Washington State Patrol employees fired for not getting COVID-19 vaccine

Of the 127 employees who were fired, 74 were commissioned officers including 67 troopers, six sergeants, and one captain. The rest were in civilian positions.

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The state fired 127 Washington State Patrol (WSP) employees, about 5% of the department, for failing to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination by Gov. Jay Inslee’s Oct. 18 deadline.

Of that group, 74 were commissioned officers including 67 troopers, six sergeants, and one captain. The remaining employees worked in civilian positions such as dispatchers, administrators, and instructors.

“We’ve lost good people with good hearts,” said WSP spokesperson Chris Loftis.

Loftis said the agency will

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