Retired Washington State Patrol Employee Association


Kirk Merrill graduated from WSU with a degree in Police Science & Administration, Kirk joined the Patrol as a radio operator in Hoquiam.  While working radio, he met (board member) Trooper Terry Hurlbut, and roomed with him (side note ~ there was no snoring complaints as alleged in Tim Erickson's bio!)


2017 BOD - Past President - Kirk Merrill


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  • The Association currently represents approximately 1500 retired Washington State Patrol retirees. 

  • Any retired Washington State Employee or an active employee eligible to retire may join RWSPEA. 

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Kirk was commissioned with the 48th class, in 1972 and assigned Seattle. H e served 33 years as an FOB Trooper, SEO, EPU for three Governors, bomb squad, VATS Sergeant and Enumclaw supervisor.  Kirk and Linda live in Federal Way when they're not on the road in their RV.


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