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Wyoming Highway Patrol struggles to recruit, retain staff

CHEYENNE — With the rising cost of living far outpacing state wages, the Wyoming Highway Patrol says it can’t keep up.

In a letter posted Dec. 16 to the organization’s Facebook page, Wyoming Highway Patrol Association President Sgt. Duane Ellis wrote that a failure of the agency – and by extension, the state of Wyoming – to offer competitive compensation had left it without enough qualified applicants and struggling to retain staff.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol Association is a collective of troopers who, in part, advocate for better working conditions for Highway Patrol employees, provide assis...

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