I am a retired Iowa State Patrol trooper, having served for 21 years. I can tell you for a fact that state troopers don't expect anything in return for what they do. They willingly fulfill their responsibilities with dedication - knowing they are working for the greater good of our communities and helping individuals when they need it most.
The American Association of State Troopers Foundation, Inc. was founded to provide a special way to give back to trooper members of the American Association of State Troopers, Inc., (AAST) through academic scholarships for their dependents. These goals cannot be achieved with out your help.
I encourage you to examine this website and learn more about state troopers. See what our scholarship recipients have accomplished and the troopers and families who have already been helped by our efforts. You will see inspiring people whose lives revolve around protecting and providing for you. Your support will make the difference in the lives of those dedicated to your welfare. You can take this opportunity to say, Thank you for rescuing those of us caught in unfortunate situations. Thank you for striving to protect us from reckless drivers. Thank you for guarding those of us who need it. Thank you for risking your lives to keep our streets safe. Thank you for everything you do.
Mark A. Probst, Chairman Iowa State Patrol Captain (ret.)
AAST Partners with Thin Blue Line USA
Thin Blue Line USA (thinbluelineusa.com) partnered with AAST to promote awareness of the continuing dangers and devastation America's state troopers face while performing their job on the side of the road. Thin Blue Line USA has donated over $500,000 to causes supporting law enforcement. Their sticker campaign will continue their ongoing mission and help raise awareness of our troopers being hit, injured, and killed on duty.
ENOUGH is ENOUGH Be Alert Move Over. Stickers can be purchased on their website with a percentage of proceeds being donated to the AAST Foundation.
AAST fully supports this worthwhile endeavor to bring awareness to one of the most dangerous aspects of our job! Mason Dixon Polling also supports this awareness as they indicate in a National poll shows strong support (89%) for Move Over laws. Despite laws in all 50 states, 30% of Americans are unaware their state has them and 67% aren’t aware of the branded phase Move Over.
"Your gift helped further my education and allowed me to follow in the footsteps of family members before me. My grandfather, Captain Joe F. Dixon (retired), served the Florida Highway Patrol for 39 years and my father. Major Jeffrey S. Dixon, has been on patrol for the past 25 years. My family has been in FHP for several decades and I graduated in the 137th FHP Academy class in 2017.
I know AAST Supports the education of troopers and their dependants through scholarship opportunities, and I am truly grateful to be a recipient. Man's flight through life is supported by the power of his knowledge and your gift will certainly help me sustain my educational and professional goals. As a part of a trooper's family, this opportunity means a great deal to me and my family. Thank you to everyone at AAST and to my fellow troopers and retirees across the country who support the scholarship program."- Wesley Dixon,