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Commemorative badge being worn by WSP troopers

Commemorative badge being worn by WSP troopers

Troopers of the Washington State Patrol (WSP) will have a different to look in 2013. Troopers have been authorized to wear a specially designed badge to commemorate the historic graduation of the 100th Trooper Basic Training Class. The thirty-seven trooper cadets graduating today at the Washington State Capitol Rotunda will also be wearing the new badge.

Chief John Batiste authorized the purchase and wearing of the badge for all commissioned personnel for a year.

“Graduating our 100th class of troopers is an amazing milestone,” Batiste said. “In the entire history of our agency, only about 3000 people have ever served as troopers. This badge is intended to honor every one of them.”

The badge was designed by WSP trooper Eric Handley who wanted to incorporate the history of the agency, the blue and gold uniform colors, as well as WSP’s motto: “Service With Humility”.  Handley’s niece, Mychal Handley, an Evergreen State College student, assisted in the concept of the badge using her graphic design talent.  The design was sent to C.W. Nielsen in Chehalis who manufactured the special badge for the WSP.

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