Annual AAST Best Looking Cruiser Calendar

It's Here! "America's Best Looking Cruiser Calendar Contest" is under way!

 

 

The annual AAST Best Looking Cruiser Calendar Contest has officially begun. This is the 9th year of this fun event. The voting has started today, August 8th, 2022 at 12:00PM EST. Voting will run until 5:00PM EST, August 25th, 2022. The top 13 vote getters will make the 2023 calendar with the top cruiser adorning the cover.

 

The site to view and vote is;   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QHXV8ZS

 

Once printed, the calendars will be available for sale at AAST for 10.00. All proceeds benefits the American Association of State Troopers Foundation.

 

We want to thank our marquee sponsors for their support of the contest and supporting Americas Troopers through sponsorship;

AT&T FirstNet - Tremco Police Products - Federal Signal Corporation - Sig Sauer - AXON

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Delaware State Police Seeking Public’s Assistance with Operation Troopers Have Your BACKpack- Delaware

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The Delaware State Police Community Outreach Unit has established a program to assist elementary school-aged children in need with the necessities for school. Troopers are asking for help with any donations to fill each child’s back-pack with school supplies.

Troopers assigned to the Statewide Community Outreach Unit have initiated this program and are working with organizations in their communities to collect and donate school supplies for children in need. Donations can be taken to all Delaware State Police Federal Credit Union locations or any Troop statewide by anyone wishing to help. Each location will have a box in their lobby for supplies to be dropped off. The donations will be collected now until Monday, August 30, 2021. A list of supplies needed for the students are listed below:

Backpacks

No. 2 pencils

Spiral notebooks

Washable Crayola crayons box of 24

Large pink erasers

Pencil cases

Colored pencils

Washable markers

Loose-leaf wide ruled paper

Highlighters

Composition books

3 ring binders

Plastic folders with pockets

Tissue boxes

Hand sanitizer

If you need to contact any of the Troopers in the Community Outreach Unit, their information by region is listed below:

Master Corporal Robert Colmery

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(New Castle County)

302-365-8466

Master Corporal Alfonso Jones

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(Kent and Southern New Castle County)

302-698-8520

Master Corporal Rickey Hargis

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(Eastern Sussex County)

302-752-3804

Master Corporal Lewis Briggs

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(Western Sussex County)

302-232-3459

Please help the Delaware State Police give to the students who will need the essential supplies and materials for a successful school year. Thank you for your help.Line

Blumenthal & Braun Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Support Slow Down, Move Over Laws

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08.03.2022

Resolution is inspired by Corey Iodice, a Connecticut tow truck operator for his family’s business, who was struck and killed in 2020 while assisting a driver

[WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Mike Braun (R-IN) introduced a bipartisan resolution to raise awareness of Slow Down, Move Over state laws to reduce struck-by-vehicle injuries and fatalities, and to recognize the important role law enforcement, fire and rescue, emergency medical services, tow truck operators, and transportation workers play in road safety. 

“Our first responders and roadside assistance crews put their safety at risk every day to help people on America’s roads. Every state has laws directing drivers to reduce their speed or to move over if a vehicle is stopped on the side of the road, yet tragic collisions that injure and kill roadside assistance workers like Corey Iodice continue to happen. This resolution amplifies the simple yet effective way to keep workers safe on the roads: Slow Down and Move Over,” said Blumenthal.

“They call Indiana ‘The Crossroads of America,’ so as an Indiana Senator, I know how important Move Over Laws are in keeping our roadways safe. I’m a proud co-leader of the National Move Over Law Day Resolution, which would raise awareness for state laws like we have in Indiana which ensure that highway traffic slows down 10 MPH and moves over when passing stopped ambulances, police or fire vehicles, and other construction and survey automobiles. Ultimately, this initiative would save lives of both those traveling in vehicles and our police and first responders stopped on the road – tragedies which could be easily avoided. Creating safer roads is a step in the right direction towards building more prosperous communities everywhere, and I believe the resolution will help,” said Braun.

All 50 states and the District of Columbia have Slow Down, Move Over laws that direct motorists to reduce speed or change lanes for stopped emergency and maintenance vehicles. Despite these laws being in place, many motorists are unaware of them and roadside fatalities and injuries continue. On average, an emergency first responder is struck and killed every 4.65 days working on America's roadways, with 65 deaths occurring in 2021.

The Slow Down, Move Over resolution (S. Res. 734) is inspired by Corey Iodice, a tow truck operator for his family’s business, who was tragically struck and killed on the Merritt Parkway in Connecticut in 2020 while assisting a driver. Earlier this year, Cindy Iodice, Corey’s sister, launched the Flagman Project, a non-profit organization to raise awareness and educate drivers on roadside dangers faced by first responders and highway workers in memory of her late brother.

“On behalf of the Iodice family, we strongly support this bipartisan effort led by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) towards creation of a national move over day,” said Iodice. “It is because of the tragic yet avoidable death of our brother Corey, who was fatally struck and killed while assisting a disabled motorist in CT. that the Iodice family created FlagmanSafety.com, a national non-profit organization. Our primary mission is to save lives and prevent injuries of Traffic Incident Management Responders and the driving public. We fully stand with our U.S. Senators and others to raise awareness through education and accountability to the SDMO laws across the country.” 

The resolution is supported by a number of organizations, including the Towing and Recovery Association of America (TRAA), American Automobile Association (AAA), American Association of State Troopers (AAST), American Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA), Connecticut Department of Transportation, Eastern Transportation Coalition, Governor’s Highway Safety Association, International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), National District Attorneys Association (NDAA), National Safety Council, and National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC).

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CHP CADETS RUN TO HONOR FALLEN OFFICERS

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August 3, 2022

More than 90 California Highway Patrol (CHP) cadets will take part in one final physical task before graduating from the CHP Academy on Friday. As the sun begins to rise over the capital city on Wednesday morning, the cadets will embark on a five-mile run from the CHP Academy in West Sacramento to the California Peace Officers’ Memorial in Sacramento. The memorial honors the state’s more than 1,600 officers who sacrificed their lives while serving and protecting the people of California and underscores to the soon-to-be officers the dangers of their chosen profession. While at the memorial, cadets and officers will honor the fallen heroes with a moment of silence as a sign of respect for those who made the ultimate sacrifice while in the line of duty. This tradition is a long-standing rite of passage for cadets completing six months of training at the CHP Academy.Line

New York State Troopers See 91-Year-Old Korean War Veteran Broken Down And Did This

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It was a heartwarming Memorial Day story that worked out for everyone. Over the Memorial Day weekend, New York State Troopers came upon a vehicle disabled on the side of the road. After finding out the driver was a 91-year-old Korean War veteran with a carload of other veterans on their way home from the local American Legion post the troopers lent a helping hand.

“Yesterday two Troopers while on patrol on the Southern State Parkway westbound west of exit 27 when they observed a disabled vehicle and stopped to assist,” the New York State Police said today. “The Troopers interviewed the driver, a 91-year-old Korean War veteran who was driving back from the American Legion with two passengers, also veterans. The Troopers changed the tire and got the three Veterans back on their way safely.”

The troopers said it was their way of giving back on a weekend that was about honoring those who sacrificed for our nation.

“Troopers are always out there to help but with respect to this weekend we were able to help them, especially on this weekend and give back to these three men who served our great nation,” the NYSP said.Line