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Retzer honored, marks 30th year


COLFAX - May 7 marks 30 years for Mayor Jim Retzer as a trooper with the Washington State Patrol. This comes just two days after Retzer was announced as the recipient of the Chief Will Bachofner Award which is the Trooper of the Year award.

"I'm pretty honored to be put in and selected for that," Retzer said.

The announcement was by the WSP Chief John R. Batiste via a virtual live stream from his office May 5. According to Retzer, there is usually a ceremony in Olympia honoring fallen officers and award recipients on that date. Changes were made to adapt to the COVID-19 situation.

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