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Cruiser picture brings home gold in national contest

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Posted at 3:04 PM, Jul 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 16:05:27-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Back in May, the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) shared an eye-catching picture of a cruiser with a tornado as the backdrop. Today, they announced the picture "claimed the top spot in this year’s Best-Looking Cruiser contest, organized by the American Association of State Troopers (AAST)."

In addition to winning the public vote for best-looking cruiser, the photo will also be featured on the cover of the 2020 AAST Cruiser Calendar and serves a reminder of how the NSP serves the state.

“We’d just like to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who voted for NSP in this year’s contest,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Trooper Zost’s epic photo of his cruiser with a tornado in the background captured attention around the nation, but it also demonstrates that troopers are out in the elements, working to protect the public even when severe weather strikes.”

The photo was taken by Trooper Clint Zost on May 21, near Dawson, Nebraska.

This is the first time the NSP has made the calendar.