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Information Center · Media Releases

The Washington State Patrol works with the media on a local and statewide level through the agency Public Information Officers (PIO). The agency PIOs respond to incidences within their areas and provide local media with the information they need.

Below is an index of the media releases sent out by the Washington State Patrol and Washington State Fire Marshal's Office during the past 24 months. If you need a release that is not available in this archive, please contact the Public Information Officer in your area.

Listserv Sign-Up: The department uses e-mail lists to distribute information to the public and media services. We provide two (2) types of media lists, one for traditional media releases and another for press memos that cover vehicle collisions. For additional information and instructions on subscribing to these lists, please see our Listserv Resource Page.

October 2014


  • 10/30/14 - Amber Alert Leads to Child's Safe Recovery
  • 10/29/14 - Sex Offender Arrested in Child Porn Investigation
  • 10/28/14 - WSP Seeking Witnesses to Corvette Fatality Collision near Everett Mall
  • 10/23/14 - Suspect Arrested After Early Morning Fatal Hit and Run
  • 10/14/14 - WSP Completes Investigation into Seattle PD Use of Force Allegation
  • 10/09/14 - WSP Seeking Witnesses to One Car, Serious Injury Collision near Marysville
  • 10/03/14 - WA State Fire Marshal Media ReleaseFire Prevention Week: Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives!
  • 10/02/14 - Three Local Police Agencies Mourn the Passing of Neil Moloney, Police Innovator, Chief and Gentleman
  • 10/01/14 - WA State Fire Marshal Media ReleaseResidential Fire Sprinkler Demonstration Trailer

September 2014


  • 09/29/14 - TEA; A Focused Strategy to Reduce Collisions
  • 09/25/14 - WSP Seeks Additional Victims in Sexual Abuse Investigation
  • 09/23/14 - State Patrol Detectives Seek Witnesses
  • 09/17/14 - Law enforcement efforts leads to a safer roadway event
  • 09/17/14 - 75 Mile Pursuit driver in custody
  • 09/17/14 - 39 Washington State Patrol Troopers sworn in
  • 09/15/14 - WA State Fire Marshal Media ReleaseFire Mobilization ends for Trinidad Fire
  • 09/15/14 - WSP Seeks Witnesses to School Bus Crash
  • 09/13/14 - WA State Fire Marshal Media ReleaseFire Mobilization authorized for Trinidad Fire
  • 09/04/14 - WA State Fire Marshal Media ReleaseFire District Receives National Fire Prevention Award
  • 09/03/14 - WA State Fire Marshal Media ReleaseFire safety tips for college dorm living

August 2014


  • 08/25/14 - WA State Fire Marshal Media ReleaseFire Mobilization ends for the Sand Ridge Fire
  • 08/21/14 - WA State Fire Marshal Media ReleaseFire Mobilization authorized for the Sand Ridge Fire
  • 08/19/14 - New contact in Government & Media Relations
  • 08/18/14 - WSP seeks additional witnesses for I-5 hit and run
  • 08/13/14 - WSP receives credible tip on location of wanted man
  • 08/13/14 - Homeward Bound Program Press Event
  • 08/07/14 - WSP Detectives Seek Witnesses to Injury Collision
  • 08/06/14 - WA State Fire Marshal Media ReleaseFire Mobilization Update for the Snag Canyon Fire
  • 08/05/14 - WSP Detectives seeking witnesses to multiple collisions
  • 08/01/14 - WA State Fire Marshal Media ReleaseFire mobilization authorized for the Rising Eagle Road Fire
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July 2014


  • 07/31/14 - WSP Detectives seek witnesses to fatality motorcycle collision
  • 07/30/14 - I-90/94 Challenge: 5,681 miles, four days, zero fatalities
  • 07/29/14 - Local police ask you to “Tweet Smart” during emergencies
  • 07/29/14 - WA State Fire Marshal Media ReleaseFire Mobilization authorized for the Road C Fire
  • 07/29/14 - WA State Fire Marshal Media ReleaseFire Mobilization authorized for the High Drive Fire
  • 07/28/14 - Request fo radditional witnesses
  • 07/28/14 - Kitsap County troopers arrest police impersonator
  • 07/28/14 - Seafair Impaired Boating Emphasis begins August 1st
  • 07/24/14 - Suspect arrested in child rape investigation
  • 07/22/14 - WA State Fire Marshal Media ReleaseDefensible spaces, a key concern
  • 07/19/14 - WA State Fire Marshal Media ReleaseFire Mobilization authorized for the Watermelon Hill Fire
  • 07/16/14 - SR2 closed due to Chiwaukum Creek Fire crossing highway
  • 07/16/14 - Suspect arrested in child porn investigation
  • 07/15/14 - WA State Fire Marshal Media ReleaseFire Mobilization authorized for the Stokes Road Fire
  • 07/10/14 - West Grace officer-Involved shooting update
  • 07/08/14 - Mission continues in 2014
  • 07/07/14 - WA State Fire Marshal Media ReleaseFire Mobilization authorized for the Rock Hill Fire
  • 07/04/14 - WA State Fire Marshal Media ReleaseFireworks sales and use ends
  • 07/03/14 - WA State Fire Marshal Media ReleaseDisposal of unused and used fireworks
  • 07/02/14 - WSP to conduct 4th of July Traffic Safety Emphasis
  • 07/02/14 - WA State Fire Marshal Media ReleaseKeep your school safe from fires on July 4th
  • 07/01/14 - Clark County Police Agencies out in force this holiday weekend

June 2014


  • 06/30/14 - WA State Fire Marshal Media ReleaseHow can I tell if my fireworks are legal?
  • 06/30/14 - State Patrol Detectives seek witnesses to deadly I-5 crash
  • 06/27/14 - WA State Fire Marshal Media ReleaseWildland and Vegetation fires caused by fireworks in 2013
  • 06/25/14 - WA State Fire Marshal Media ReleaseFireworks Sales begin June 28th
  • 06/24/14 - WA State Fire Marshal Media Release2013 Fireworks related fires and injuries
  • 06/23/14 - WA State Fire Marshal Media ReleaseImproper use of fireworks can cause a fire
  • 06/23/14 - Investigation into officer involved shooting concluded
  • 06/20/14 - WA State Fire Marshal Media ReleaseInternet purchase of fireworks
  • 06/18/14 - WA State Fire Marshal Media ReleaseIncrease in retail fireworks stand licenses issued in 2014
  • 06/17/14 - WA State Fire Marshal Media ReleaseFire mobilization authorized for the Cottonwood 2 Fire
  • 06/17/14 - WSP identifies troopers in officer-involved shooting
  • 06/11/14 - WA State Fire Marshal Media ReleaseReducing fireworks-related injuries and fires
  • 06/05/14 - WSP Detectives conclude investigation of fatal collision
  • 06/03/14 - Men honored during Awards Ceremony

May 2014


  • 05/30/14 - WSP seeks witnesses of triple fatality collision
  • 05/28/14 - Dedicated citizens help catch impaired driver
  • 05/28/14 - Skyfest 2014 traffic alert
  • 05/27/14 - Good to know video: Traffic Stops
  • 05/19/14 - Teen releases pepper spray in school bus
  • 05/19/14 - Memorial Day weekend will bring extra patrols
  • 05/16/14 - Motorist calls about erratically driven vehiclesin District 8
  • 05/15/14 - Kitsap County troopers seeking additional witnesses to injury bicycle vs transit bus collision
  • 05/15/14 -Update:WSP seeks witnesses to hit and run bicyclist
  • 05/14/14 - WSP completes Sound Transit double fatality investigation
  • 05/14/14 - WSP is seeking witnesses to a collision in Grant County
  • 05/12/14 -WSP seeks witnesses to hit and run bicyclist on I-90 bike path
  • 05/05/14 - Arson Awareness Week: A combustible crime
  • 05/01/14 - Honoring our fallen
  • 05/01/14 - Silver Lake Rest Area closed to semi-trucks
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April 2014


  • 04/30/14 - WSP Chief does not order crackdown on dangerous motorcycle
  • 04/28/14 - Operation S.A.F.E to target violators in White Salmon area
  • 04/25/14 - Suspect arrested in child porn investigation
  • 04/25/14 - WSP seeks witnesses to hit and run collision
  • 04/21/14 - Move over – slow down – it’s the law
  • 04/18/14 - WSP & Transportation honor telecommunicators
  • 04/16/14 - WSP seeks assistance in locating suspect
  • 04/16/14 - Reducing car vs. elk collisions in Skagit County
  • 04/07/14 - Distracted Driving Awareness Month
  • 04/07/14 - "Good to Know" video: Trooper cadet taser training
  • 04/04/14 - Seatbelt emphasis yields positive results
  • 04/01/14 - Skagit Valley Tulip Festival traffic information

March 2014


  • 03/31/14 - Communications Officer of the Year for District 6 announced
  • 03/28/14 - Suspect arrested in child porn investigation
  • 03/27/14 - Officer-involved shooting update
  • 03/17/14 - District 6 employees recognized for achievements
  • 03/14/14 - 35 new Washington State Patrol troopers sworn in
  • 03/13/14 - WSP to conduct St. Patrick’s Day traffic safety emphasis
  • 03/13/14 - A $10,000 ride home
  • 03/11/14 - Forensic sketch used to help identify exhumed female
  • 03/07/14 - WSP reminds – move left for stopped emergency vehicles
  • 03/06/14 - WA State Fire Marshal Media Release “Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries”
  • 03/04/14 - Officer-involved shooting update
  • 03/03/14 - WSP hosts Kiwanis Youth Law Enforcement Career Camp

February 2014


  • 02/24/14 - Two Killed, Two Injured in Separate Collisions
  • 02/21/14 - Homeward Bound Program Unveiling
  • 02/20/14 - Operation S.A.F.E to Target Violators in Maple Valley Area
  • 02/18/14 - Trooper Involved in Shooting Identified
  • 02/17/14 - Requesting Additional Witnesses for Car/Tanker Truck Fatality
  • 02/12/14 - Federal and State Agencies Join Forces in Child Rape Case
  • 02/11/14 - Homeward Bound Program Press Event
  • 02/11/14 - Winter Blast Brings Challenges to Southwest Washington
  • 02/10/14 - Local Troopers Receive Awards For Heroism
  • 02/10/14 -Witnesses Needed for Collision on Martin Luther King Way
  • 02/07/14 - WSP Warns of an Identity Theft Investigation Phone Scam
  • 02/06/14 - Request for Additional Witnesses
  • 02/01/14 - WSP Detectives Seek Witnesses for February 1st Collision
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January 2014


  • 01/31/14 - Hoquiam Man Arrested for Dealing and Possessing Images of Sexually Explicit Conduct Involving Minors
  • 01/30/14 - WA State Fire Marshal Media ReleaseThirty Firefighters Begin Recruit Academy Training
  • 01/30/14 - Investigation Confirms Speed as Cause of Trooper Collision
  • 01/29/14 - Randy Dorn to Participate in Operation S.A.F.E.
  • 01/28/14 - Federal Way Suspect Arrested in Dealing Large Amounts of Sexually Explicit Conduct Involving Minors
  • 01/24/14 - Don’t Let a DUI Ruin the Excitement of Super Bowl Win
  • 01/23/14 - Seeks Witnesses to Fatal Motorcycle Collision Near Renton
  • 01/23/14 - Seek Additional Witnesses to Douglas County Fatality Collision
  • 01/21/14 - Southwest Washington 2013 Report
  • 01/21/14 - Suspect Arrested in Child Porn Investigation
  • 01/17/14 - Officer-Involved Shooting
  • 01/16/14 - Rhode Island AMBER Alert Information
  • 01/14/14 - Man in Custody After Carjacking a Disabled Vehicle
  • 01/13/14 - Washington State Improves in MADD’S Report to the Nation
  • 01/13/14 - 23 Year Old Cold Case Takes a Step Forward
  • 01/13/14 - Washington State Recognizes National AMBER Alert Day
  • 01/07/14 - WSP Investigators Need Assistance in Felony Hit & Run
  • 01/06/14 - WSP 2013 District 1 Report Card
  • 01/03/14 - Information on Kitsap County Officer Involved Shooting

December 2013


  • 12/31/13 - WSP Trooper Pulls Suicidal Man off Overpass
  • 12/17/13 - Suspect in Wenatchee Shooting Identified
  • 12/17/13 - Federal Report: Speed Still Kills
  • 12/12/13 - Wenatchee Police Officer Involved in Shooting
  • 12/12/13 - Trooper Receives Discipline, Retraining, in Port Angeles Crash
  • 12/10/13 - Traffic Stop Leads to Numerous Charges
  • 12/06/13 - New Skagit River Bridge Renamed in Honor of Fallen Hero
  • 12/06/13 - WA State Fire Marshal Media ReleaseA Season for Sharing Fire Safety
  • 12/05/13 - 1,000 Shining Stars
  • 12/05/13 - I-5 Challenge in Washington a Success
  • 12/04/13 - WSP Seeks Additional Witnesses to Clallam County Collision
  • 12/04/13 - WSP Seeks Witnesses to Deadly Hit and Run Collision
  • 12/03/13 - “Whole Person” Approach to Employment Screening
  • 12/03/13 - Washington State Patrol Seeks Additional Witnesses

November 2013


  • 11/26/13 - Continued Decrease in Large Marijuana Grows on Public Land
  • 11/25/13 - Seek Additional Witnesses to Collision in Skagit County
  • 11/25/13 - “Arrive Alive on I-5” This Holiday Weekend
  • 11/20/13 - WA State Fire Marshal Media ReleaseThanksgiving Cooking and Fire Safety
  • 11/20/13 - WA State Fire Marshal Media ReleaseHoliday Safety Hazard: Turkey Fryers
  • 11/18/13 - WSP Seeks Information on Rock Throwing Incident on I-90
  • 11/18/13 - Combination of Circumstances Led to Trooper Death
  • 11/12/13 - Drowsy Driving Prevention Week
  • 11/12/13 - WSP & Department of Transportation Receive National Honors
  • 11/05/13 - Good to Know Video: Wireless Emergency Alerts
  • 11/05/13 - Prepare Now for a Safe Commute This Winter
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