A Washington State Patrol officer had a strong message as he signed off for the last time on Friday ahead of the state’s vaccine mandate officially going into effect. Robert LaMay, who worked as a patrol officer for more than two decades said in a recorded message he was forced to resign for “being dirty,” likely referring to his choice to refuse the Covid-19 vaccine.
Fox News reports:
He said that he worked sick and buried a lot of friends over the past 22 years of service. He acknowledged that it was the effort of the entire team that got him home safe every night to be with his family.
“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–.”
On Monday, Washington will require more than 800,000 workers in the state to either be fully vaccinated or have received an exemption and job accommodation in order to keep their jobs.
The mandate applies to most state workers, long-term care employees, and teachers and staff at the state’s schools, including the state’s colleges and universities. The only opt-out is a medical or religious exemption, though the exemption only ensures continued employment if a job accommodation can be made.
Watch the video obtained by Jason Rantz below.