Robert LaMay, a Washington State Patrolman of over 22 years, quit over the weekend in a video that has gone viral. The trooper, who dedicated majority of his life to serving his state, was forced to be out of a job due to the vaccine mandate, which required all state employees to be vaccinated by today, Monday October 18.
LaMay didn’t just quit; he released “a sobering final sign-off…and harsh words for the governor” reports TMZ which also posted the video. “Check it out…LaMay, who’s apparently unvaccinated, gets on the radio and says this will be his final time in a WA state patrol car, all because he’s been deemed ‘dirty,’ as he puts it.”
LaMay filmed his final sign off during his last shift in uniform in Friday. Speaking into the radio, he thanked his colleagues for their work and support, and chastised Governor Jay Inslee for the state’s vaccine mandate. Inslee can “kiss my a**” he exclaimed
LaMay recounted his decades of service: “Numerous fatalities, injuries, I’ve worked sick, I’ve played sick,” he said. “We’ve buried lots of friends over these years. I’d like to thank you guys. I’d like to thank the citizens of Yakima County as well as my fellow officers within the valley. Without you guys, I wouldn’t have been very successful. And you kept me safe and got me to my family every night. Thank you for that.”
“I wish I could say more, but this is it so state 10-34, this is the last time you’ll hear me in a state patrol car. And Jay Inslee can kiss my a**,” he concluded.
After his final radio call, the dispatch operator honored LaMay by saying back over the radio, “You’ve been a great role model and mentor for all young troopers serving in the area by sharing your knowledge and experience throughout the years. Thank you for your service.”