Most WA patrol hopefuls won't make the cut

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Posted on February 17, 2013 at 1:32 PM

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Most applicants to become a member of the Washington State Patrol won't make the cut. Only one in 40 trooper applicants ever get to wear a badge.

The Olympian (http://bit.ly/Z7XXby ) reports the State Patrol will have 321 troopers eligible to retire by the end of 2017. The goal is to hire 67 cadets for a class in mid-July.

Their first test will be a physical one. If they can run a mile and a half and do a number of situps and pushups within the required times, they will move on to the written exam.

Another class of potential troopers faced these same challenges this past week.

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Information from: The Olympian, http://www.theolympian.com

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