Tag Archive for Washington State Patrol

State troopers collide in chase near Lynnwood

LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) — Two Washington State Patrol cars collided as the troopers were on their way to help in a stolen car chase early Tuesday near Lynnwood…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

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State Patrol: Wash. mudslide area not for tourists

ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Three weeks after the deadly Oso mudslide, the Washington State Patrol wants drivers to know the slide area is “not a tourist attraction.”… …read more

From: AP Washington News

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Washington State Patrol: Trooper Cadet Taser Training

WSP Taser Training

On any given day, in any given situation, any Washington State trooper may be confronted with an aggressive subject. Verbal de-escalation is always the goal, but is not always successful. This is why troopers are given a number of other tools to defend themselves should the need arise. One of those tools is the Taser.   

In the latest edition of our “Good to Know” series, Sergeant Shannon Bendiksen and Corporal Paul Cagle briefly describe the Taser’s function and show you some of the training trooper cadets have to endure.   

“The short time that they’re incapacitated is just what’s needed to apply the ‘cuffs, and at that point most suspects stop fighting,” Bendiksen said.

The Washington State Patrol video can be viewed here.

Trooper cadets are exposed to the effects of the Taser for three main reasons. It builds confidence in their equipment, allows them to realize the strengths and limitations of the device, and gives them practice handcuffing a subject after the Taser was fired. 

Any display or actual use of the Taser by a WSP trooper must be reported to their supervisor for review. 

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US Open loses help of Wash. state patrol for now

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has vetoed a budget provision that would have directed the Washington State Patrol to help with the 2015 U.S. Open golf championship in Pierce County…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

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Former combat medic sentenced for hitting trooper

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a former Marine combat medic to 30-days electronic home monitoring for failing to stop after his pickup grazed a Washington State Patrol trooper on the shoulder of U.S. Highway 101…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

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Bus catches fire on I-5 north of Seattle

LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says a bus caught fire Tuesday evening on northbound Interstate 5 in the Lynnwood area, temporarily disrupting traffic. There were no immediate reports of any injuries…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

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Wash. State Patrol: 1 dead in I-5 wrong-way crash

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says one person is dead after a crash on Interstate 5 north of Vancouver, Wash., that involved a wrong-way driver…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

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