Nebraska State Patrol Wins National Best Cruiser Contest

NEBRASKA – The Nebraska State Patrol has claimed the top spot in this year’s Best-Looking Cruiser contest, awarded by the American Association of State Troopers.

The contest, which is decided by a public vote, included photos of cruisers from state and highway patrols across the entire country. The featured picture up above is the one that won the contest for the Nebraska State Patrol. 

The Nebraska State Patrol will be featured on the cover of the 2020 American Association of State Troopers Calendar. The others 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. This is the first time Nebraska has made the calendar.

“We’d just like to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who voted for NSP in this year’s contest,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Trooper Zost’s epic photo of his cruiser with a tornado in the background captured 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.”

Trooper Clint Zost took the amazing photo on May 21, near Dawson, Nebraska. The twister did not cause any significant damage, but Trooper Zost was there to report it to emergency managers, who then activated warning sirens in the area. He then took a moment to snap a photo, which went viral on social media.

The American Association of State Troopers 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 American Association of State Troopers Foundation, which financially supports those missions.

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