House Debates Whether WHP Needs 5 or 10 More Troopers

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Highway Patrol is in line to add five new troopers following budget discussions Tuesday in the State House of Representatives. The house voted down an attempt to add ten new troopers, despite a plea from former trooper and current Rock Springs Representative Steve Watt. While many opposed adding ten troopers because they doubted the need, Watt says the workload is extremely high. Speaker of the House Randall Luthi urged the house to support the lower number for this year, because the Highway patrol currently has several vacancies.