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Is Iowa the Best Looking Patrol Cruiser?

Is Iowa the Best Looking Patrol Cruiser?

Just remember: it’s not the car that makes the trooper, it’s their dedication to the public and our safety. Keep that in mind when you hear the results of a poll conducted by Survey Monkey and the American Association of State Troopers.

Each state submitted an entry to the poll’s “Best Police Cruiser” contest and the Top 13 would brag and get a page in their calendar for 2023 (and January ’24).

Survey Monkey

Survey Monkey

Sadly, Iowa’s sleek but simple patrol car didn’t make it, perhaps not “flashy” enough. The winner for the second year in a row was the Kentucky State Police (car seen above). Not a bad looking ride, but clearly they could have tipped the scales in their favor with a horse farm background.

A Midwestern neighbor made the calendar, making it pretty obvious that background played a part.

Survey Monkey

Survey Monkey

Nebraska?? That really hurts. But at least we have even better sports teams.

In all seriousness, while the poll was taken with great pleasure, we appreciate the courage and courage of the men and women who drive these cars and trucks day and night to protect their communities and states, even as many of them take the simple but practical appearance surpassing the Iowa State Patrol listing seen below.

Iowa State Patrol

Iowa State Patrol

The reason behind the calendar is even better, so if you like the idea of ​​decorating your wall or fridge door with some photos of sleek patrol cruisers while supporting the American Association of State Troopers Scholarship Fund, check out your chance to get one. to be purchased through the AAST website starts around October 1.

American Association of State Troopers

American Association of State Troopers

Here is the monthly list of recommended cars and the votes received.

  • January 2023 Cover and Month – Kentucky State Police 65,169
  • February – Tennessee Highway Patrol 55,737
  • March – California Highway Patrol 50,534
  • April – Georgia State Patrol 38,972
  • May – Florida Highway Patrol 27.543
  • June – Idaho State Police 22,047
  • July – Alabama State Troopers 21,158
  • August – Nebraska State Patrol 20,478
  • September – Kansas Highway Patrol 17,454
  • October – Colorado State Patrol 16,763
  • November – Utah Highway Patrol 16,611
  • December – Michigan State Police 16,416
  • January 2024 – Ohio State Highway Patrol 15,316

The poll itself seems to have self-destructed after the final vote, so we’re still waiting for news on how Iowa actually did it, but we’ll let you know! To give us an idea of ​​how it might have turned out, here are the last posted results before the vote closed.

American Association of State Troopers

American Association of State Troopers

University of Iowa ANF Wall of Honor Members

The University of Iowas has now announced 10 members of the America Needs Farmers Wall of Honor at Kinnick Stadium.

Can you identify these locations in Eastern Iowa from aerial photos?

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