June 24, 2024 7:21 pm

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“Legendary” Trooper Marcus hits 4,000th DUI arrest mark

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SPOKANE—The Washington State Patrol would like to remind all drivers in the coming long Memorial Day weekend that driving impaired can be the worst and most dangerous decision in your lives. “Please, enjoy the holiday but drive responsibly, obey the speed limits, put the phones and devices away, don’t follow too closely and NEVER drive […]

WSP 118th Trooper Basic Training Class graduates 47 new troopers

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OLYMPIA—The Washington State Patrol (WSP) added 47 newly commissioned troopers to its ranks on March 27 during the 118th Trooper Basic Training (TBTC) graduation ceremony held at the state Capitol Rotunda. Six of the 47 graduates will be assigned to Snohomish County. The graduation marks the completion of more than 1,400 hours of rigorous training, […]

Memorial held for fallen State Trooper at Everett’s Angel of the Wind Arena

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EVERETT—Law enforcement agencies throughout the state gathered together with Snohomish County residents at the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Tuesday, March 12, to honor the life of Washington State Patrol Trooper Christopher Gadd #927, who was killed in the line-of-duty on March 2 after being struck by a speeding, and allegedly impaired, driver […]

WSP Trooper Christopher Gadd memorial service, procession details

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EVERETT—The procession and memorial services for fallen Washington State Patrol (WSP) Trooper Christopher M. Gadd #927 have been finalized, with the events taking place on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, in Everett, Wash. Trooper Gadd will be afforded full formal law enforcement honors, with the public ceremony being viewable by local news stations and on the […]

Suspect charged with vehicular homicide of Trooper Gadd, in US illegally


EVERETT—Raul Benitez Santana, 32, the Snohomish County man charged with the death of Washington State Trooper Chris Gadd, 27, entered the United States without permission and was in the country illegally, an ICE spokesman confirmed with FOX13 Seattle on March 5. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) confirmed that Mr. Santana, “entered the U.S. without […]

Bail set at $1 million in death of WSP Trooper Gadd

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EVERETT—At Monday’s probable cause hearing for Raul Benitez Santana, 32, in the alleged vehicular homicide of Washington State Trooper Chris Gadd, who was tragically killed in the line-of-duty on Saturday, March 2, the District Court presiding judge set bail at $1 million. Mr. Santana’s father and two other family members attended Monday’s hearing, visibly distraught. He shared […]

WSP Memorial Foundation taking donations for the family of Trooper Gadd

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MARYSVILLE—Washington State Patrol is mourning the loss of Trooper Christopher M Gadd #927, who was tragically killed in the line-of-duty early Saturday morning after being struck by a motorist on southbound Interstate 5 near 136th Street North in Marysville. He served two-and-a-half years with the WSP. “Chris’s passing is a devastating loss to his family […]

WSP Chief thanks public for outpouring of support for Trooper Seaburg

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OLYMPIA—In a press release, Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste shares his appreciation and thanks to the public for their overwhelming support to Trooper Ray Seaburg and his family after a near fatal shooting on February 16. “We are in a dangerous business, but that danger is the price of public safety for the state […]

WSP seeking prosecution of seven additional suspects in I-5 shutdown

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OLYMPIA—The Washington State Patrol (WSP) has referred charges for seven additional individuals (3 Males and 4 Females) who played roles in the protest and purposeful blocking of I-5 in downtown Seattle on the afternoon of January 6, 2024, leading to the freeway shutdown. This brings the total number of individuals with referred charges so far […]

Law enforcement agencies teaming up this Super Bowl weekend

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To combat the often-deadly problem of impaired driving, the Washington State Patrol is teaming up with local law enforcement agencies throughout Washington this weekend, Super Bowl cracking down on impaired drivers. “We appreciate everyone’s help ensuring we have a safe Super Bowl weekend,” said WSP District 5 Commander Captain Jason Linn. “If you plan on […]

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