Washington Trooper who refused to be vaccinated died months later from Covid-19
Trooper Robert LaMay, 51, who retired last October had died on Friday.
Former Trooper LaMay was said to have served for 22 years with the State Patrol.
He retired last October when he said to the Washington governor “kiss my a**” after citizens of the state were mandated to take the Covid-19 vaccine.
LaMay refused to be vaccinated after the mandatory vaccination for all citizens.
He shared on his Twitter account, “kiss my a**” as a way to protest against the reception of the vaccination.
After confirming the death of LaMay, the Washington State Patrol Chief John R. Batiste released a press statement praising the deceased for his service.
According to Batiste in the statement, he never held back to say that the service of LaMay “will be long remembered and appreciated.”
“I am deeply saddened over the news that our former friend and colleague Trooper Robert LaMay has passed away,” Batiste said. “This agency’s prayers and remembrances are with his family and loved ones. Rob served honorably for over two decades, and we were disappointed to see him leave the agency this past October. His service to this state and agency will be long remembered and appreciated.”
Let us now remember our old friend, support his family and loved ones, give thanks for his service, and resolve to meet the challenges ahead with continuous duty, dignity and respect,” Batiste added.
In his final sign-off last October, LaMay said he had worked sick and buried a lot of friends over the past 22 years of his service to the state.