It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer (CVEO) Mike Worlund.
CVEO Worlund passed away October 2, 2016 after a brief illness.
Mike began his career with the Washington State Patrol (WSP) in 1992. During his nearly 25-year career in Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Mike distinguished himself as a dedicated and tireless employee. Mike placed a high value on taking care of his people and on ensuring his work, and the work of those he supervised through the years, was done with the primary goal of saving lives and protecting property.
“Mike Worlund was dedicated to the noble work of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement and passionate about his people. For someone as knowledgeable about all things related to our work and who was known nationwide, he was humble. He was a walking encyclopedia for rules, regulations and laws but when he gave advice or guidance to all of us, he did it with a teaching spirit. We miss him,” says Captain Michael Dahl, Commander of the Motor Carrier Safety Division.
WSP Chief John Batiste echoed Captain Dahl’s statement, saying “The WSP was lucky to have such a talented individual as Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Mike Worlund.” Adding, “He made people around him better. Worlund was able to positively transform the culture and direction of commercial vehicle enforcement through his passion for teaching, and extensive knowledge base.”
Mike is survived by his sister Kasey, his niece Emma and a contingent of peers and friends in the WSP, too numerous to count.