LINCOLN – While keeping the roads safe across the state, the Nebraska State Patrol will now carry the honor of ‘Best-Looking Cruiser’.
The contest recently concluded and NSP has claimed the top spot with the sharpest looking vehicle, organized by the American Association of State Troopers (AAST).
Thanks to public vote, the contest included photos of cruisers from state and highway patrols across the entire country.
NSP finished in first place and will be featured on the cover of the 2020 AAST Cruiser Calendar. Other agencies that will be represented in the calendar are from Michigan, New Hampshire, Kentucky, West Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Missouri, Mississippi, California and Minnesota.
The epic photo featured a cruiser with a tornado in the background which not only caught the attention around the nation, but it also demonstrates that troopers are out in the elements, working to protect the public even when severe weather strikes.
The photo was taken by trooper Clint Zost on May 21 near Dawson, NE. No significant damage was caused by the twister, but NSP was there to report it to emergency managers, who then activated warning sirens in the area. The photo then went viral on social media.
*Colonel Bolduc (above) thanking all who voted.
This is the first time Nebraska has made the AAST Cruiser Calendar. The AAST supports the families of state troopers throughout the nation through a variety of ways, including support provided to the families of troopers killed in the line of duty. Proceeds from the Cruiser Calendar go to the AAST Foundation, which financially supports those missions.