Vaccine Mandates are Causing a State Trooper Shortage in Washington State.

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OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington State Patrol’s top brass is bracing for the loss of several troopers as the deadline for Gov. Jay Inslee’s mandate for public workers to be vaccinated for COVID-19 nears.

According to the agency, 91 troopers — 8.5 percent of of department’s total force — have either not been vaccinated or submitted their paperwork that indicates their vaccination status.

Patrol staffers who haven’t done so will face termination from the force on Oct. 18.

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