A veteran Washington State trooper delivered an emotional final sign-off after being forced out of his job because of the state's vaccine mandate. The officer thanked all of his coworkers, but had utter disdain for Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who instituted the vaccine mandate.
Video has gone viral of a Washington state trooper in Yakima County saying his final goodbye to his colleagues. He also sent a message to Inslee for enacting a vaccine mandate that requires state workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before Monday or lose their jobs.
"This is my final sign-off after 22 years serving the citizens of the state of Washington, I've been asked to leave because I am dirty," the officer said in a reference to him being unvaccinated.
"Numerous fatalities, injuries, I've worked sick, I've played sick, buried lots of friends over these years," the unnamed officer said over the police radio in his patrol car.
"I'd like to thank you guys, as well as the citizens of Yakima County, as well as my fellow officers within the valley," he continued. "Without you guys I wouldn't have been very successful. You've kept me safe and gotten me home to my family every night. Thank you for that."
"Wish I could say more but this is it," the trooper said. "So State 1034 this is the last time you'll hear me in a state patrol car."
The Washington state trooper signed off by blasting the governor, "And Jay Inslee can kiss my a**."
A radio operator responded to the final message by thanking the veteran trooper for his years of service.
"You've taken on many roles in your time with the patrol," a woman is heard saying on the radio. "In your first year, you delivered a baby while on patrol."
The radio operator listed the trooper's numerous accomplishments while he was on the police force.
"You've been a great role model and a mentor for all the young troopers serving in the area by sharing your knowledge and experience throughout the years," she said. "Thank you for your service."
The video — which has been viewed more than 730,000 times in fewer than 24 hours — evoked support for the fired trooper.
Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) wrote, "God bless this trooper," and included the anti-Biden saying "Let's go Brandon."
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) called the man a "patriot."
Actor Nick Searcy reacted by saying, "Democrats empower the absolute worst people among us."
Conservative activist Amy Kremer commented, "God bless this officer. Grateful for his 22 yrs of service."
Juanita Broaddrick said, "Bless this unvaccinated State Trooper's heart. We love you."
Conservative activist Kyle Kashuv proposed, "Police Chief in Florida should reach out to this officer — I'm sure we'd gladly love to have him."