After 31 years of dedicated service to both the State Patrol and to the citizens of Washington, Deputy Chief Curt Hattell has officially hung up his hat; retiring from the WSP on March 20, 2016.

After graduating from Pomeroy High School, Hattell attended Lewis – Clark State College where he earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Law Enforcement. He would later earn a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from Washington State University.

Hattell began working with the State Patrol on March 20, 1985 as a Trooper Cadet assigned to the Training Division. He went on to graduate with the 61st Trooper Basic Training Class and was commissioned on July 31st of the same year. His first assignment: Grand Coulee.  Throughout his more than three-decade career, Hattell worked in Aviation, Field Operations (FOB), Special Operations, and Professional Standards before being appointed as Staff Deputy Chief with the FOB on February 1, 2013.

Deputy Chief George Curt Hattell and his family at the Washington State Capitol

The Washington State Patrol is grateful beyond words for Hattell’s dedication and sacrifice to this great state. Congratulations on an outstanding career and retirement Deputy Chief Hattell.