The black and white Texas state trooper cruisers might not seem attractive when you see them in the rear-view mirror of your vehicle during a traffic stop, but Texas has one of America’s Best-Looking Cruisers for 2018, according to a contest held by the American Association of State Troopers.
The contest ranked the top 13 finalists for an upcoming calendar. More than 250,000 people voted in the Facebook contest, which reached 1 million people.
The finalists will be featured in the 2019 America’s Best-Looking Cruiser Calendar. The top vote-getter was Kentucky State Police with second place going to Georgia State Patrol. Texas came in 11th place.
The entire ranking follows:
1st – Kentucky State Police
2nd – Georgia State Patrol
3rd – North Carolina State Highway Patrol
4th – Ohio State Police
5th – Tennessee Highway Patrol
6th – Alabama Law Enforcement Agency
7th – Florida Highway Patrol
8th – Delaware State Police
9th – Michigan State Police
10th – Idaho State Police
11th – Texas Department of Public Safety
12th – Mississippi Highway Patrol
13th – Pennsylvania State Police
The 2018 Calendars will be available to purchase at www.statetroopers.org beginning September 2018.
Watch for the announcement on the AAST Facebook page.
Net proceeds of the calendar sales will benefit the American Association of State Troopers Foundation, which provides educational scholarship to dependents of AAST members.
Texas Ranger Brandon Bess, who serves Liberty, San Jacinto and Hardin counties, is the state director for the American Association of State Troopers. The organization helps pay for the Texas Ranger and State Trooper reunion luncheon held every year in Liberty County.
When asked if he plans to autograph some of the calendars, Bess joked, “Well, I could but it might destroy the value.”