Forty-five new State Patrol troopers are to receive their commission and take the oath of office during a ceremony at 2 p.m. today on the steps of the Capitol Rotunda.
Gov. Chris Gregoire and Chief John R. Batiste will speak at the ceremony. It will include five Thurston County residents: Pedro Bidot Jr. of Olympia, who has been assigned to Yakima; Branson W. Carr of Lacey, assigned to Tacoma; Christopher A. Seymour, Olympia, assigned to Tacoma; Ryan C. Walson, Tumwater, assigned to Tacoma; and Daniel R. Walwark, Olympia, assigned to Shelton.
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