A Washington State Patrol Officer who refused to follow the state’s vaccination mandate, signed out last Friday. He sent a strong message to Governor. Jay Inslee.
Robert LaMay, the officer, filmed his final sendoff in a video obtained by Jason Rantz, a host on KTTH 770/94.5FM in Seattle. He thanked his colleagues but stated that he had been asked to leave because he was “dirty”. “
He said that he worked sick and buried a lot of friends over the past 22 years of service. It was his team’s efforts that brought him back home safely every night, he said.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee provides details on a temporary statewide shutdown of restaurants, bars and entertainment and recreational facilities to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on March 16, 2020, in Seattle, Washington. Pool/Getty Images
“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. Jay Inslee may 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 is applicable to all state employees and long-term care workers as well as teachers, staff, and students at state schools and colleges. Only exceptions are medical and religious, but the exemption does not guarantee continued employment. However, it is possible to make job accommodations.
Inslee did not respond immediately to Fox News’ request for comment. The issue of mandatory vaccinations has caused contention on both sides. Opponents say these orders are an infringement on their personal liberties, while supporters insist that mandatory vaccinations are needed in order to move past the COVID-19 pandemic.
Inslee has said that there should not be any disruption in state services.
The Associated Press contributed to this report