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New Patrol troopers

'Staying sharp, being ready for anything'

After 26 weeks of training and 10 weeks of coaching, Mason County has two new Washington State Patrol troopers.

A.J. Gomez and C.B. Zimmerman are now patrolling county roads from busy U.S. Highway 101 to remote Forest Service Road 23.

Both troopers spoke to the Journal about the job from the Shelton detachment office on the grounds of the WSP Academy.

The 190-acre academy, at 631 W Dayton Airport Road, has been a training facility since 1969.

The campus has dorms, classrooms, a gym, water safety training tank, firing range and a 2.7-mile drive course.

Before they graduate, Gomez said cadets ma...


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