A police officer with more than two decades on the job quit this week over Washington State’s vaccine mandate – but not before taking to the radio to blast Democrat Gov. Jay Inslee’s order.
Washington State Patrol Officer Robert LaMay resigned this week after 22 years with the department, announcing his departure in a video he filmed of himself giving the verbal middle finger to Inslee and his decree that all state employees be vaccinated as a condition of employment.
“After 22 years…I have been asked to leave because I am ‘dirty,’” LaMay says into his car radio.
“Lots of fatalities. Lots of injuries. I’ve worked sick. I’ve played sick,” he continues.
LaMay then thanks his fellow officers for getting him home safely each night.
"This is the last time you’ll hear me in a state patrol car," he says, finally adding, "and Jay Inslee can kiss my ass.”
“This is the last time you’ll hear me in a patrol car and Jay Inslee can kiss my ass.”— Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) October 17, 2021
Washington State Trooper in Yakima, Wash. signs off after 22 years — fired by @GovInslee for being unvaccinated. pic.twitter.com/RGLDs5BZxg
A dispatch officer can then be heard responding to LaMay’s remarks, rolling through a list of his accolades after 22 years and thanking him for his service.
While many police officers and government employees in states with vaccine mandates have complied with such diktats, some law enforcement officers have pushed back on demands that they get jabbed or lose their jobs. Police officers in Leesburg, Virginia, about 45 minutes west of Washington D.C., spoke out at a recent city council meeting warning that multiple officers were prepared to resign should the city follow through on threats to require vaccination.
A California officer quit after 29 years of service over San Jose's city mandate.
"To me it's my faith," he said. "What I will and won't put in my body and I chose not to be vaccinated."