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Eye On Olympia

State trooper romantic liaison in a guardhouse at the governor’s mansion?

The Seattle Weekly pulls that bizarre story -- and a few more -- from Washington State Patrol disciplinary records.

Click here to read the Weekly's story, entitled "Cops in Love."

The cadet involved in the romance denied that anything sexual occurred on duty, the Weekly says: "His trooper-lover, married with children, had always warned him, he told investigators, "The gun belts can never come off. We've got to draw a line as far as our . . . contact on duty."

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