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The Washington State Patrol Memorial Foundation was founded on October 4, 1982, exclusively for charitable, educational, and benevolent purposes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation provides financial assistance to Washington State Patrol employees who become disabled in the line of duty, to surviving spouses and children of Fallen Officers and employees who die in the line of duty, and for the families of employees impacted by catastrophic injury or illness. The foundation also has an education Scholarship Program for employees or dependent children.


As of September 2022, the Washington State Patrol Memorial Foundation has provided just over two million dollars in financial assistance and scholarships to many departmental employees, retirees, and their families. Our programs are funded through employee contributions, outside donations, an annual Memorial Foundation dinner and raffle, as well as through the sale of collectable memorabilia.

The Memorial Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors as well as the recorded WSPMF By-Laws. In addition, it has a full-time executive director who conducts daily business.

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February 6, 2022 - Patrol Perspectives Podcast

Heather Davis (WSP Photographer), Chris Loftis (GMR), Lt. Kelly Gregerson (D6), Billie Saunders & Megan King (Executive Director, WSPMF)

Patrol Perspectives is a podcast series created by GMR (Government & Media Relations) that interviews WSP employees and supporters about interesting issues impacting our agency, our industry, and our people.

Episode four is now available, and focuses on the Washington State Patrol Memorial Foundation.

Best known for their support of the families of fallen troopers, the Foundation also helps both commissioned and civilian staff members in times of challenge and unforeseen hardship.

The podcast format allows you to listen at your leisure and find out how, for the last 40 years, the Foundation has mobilized resources to honor and support WSP employees and their families in times of crisis and how you can be a part of that good work.

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