Gov. Bill Walker said losing recruits or longtime troopers to other law enforcement agencies means wasting the money spent training them.
State troopers say an officer was responding to a report of a probation violation. They say the 42-year-old suspect attacked and incapacitated the responding trooper.
Alaska State Troopers and Fairbanks Police exchanged fire with two men following a vehicle chase on the city’s south side this Wednesday morning. A driver was killed and a passenger injured.
Statistics gathered by Alaska State Troopers show the state has seen an increase in assaults against law enforcement.