TroopertoTrooper.com was first published on February 4, 2010. During our first few years, the Editorial Board met on a monthly basis. The photo above was taken during the celebration of our first anniversary (February 4th, 2011) with newly appointed Director of Public Safety, Thomas P. Charles, and newly appointed Superintendent, Colonel John Born, after the election of Governor John Kasich. Though some have passed on since we started, Trooper to Trooper continues to be supported and funded by ALL of the (living) retired superintendents of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, and the late Major David D. Sturtz, Ohio's first Inspector General.
Our Charter Board in the photo consisted of Ohio State Highway Patrol Retirees, Robbie Hartsell, William Costas, Walter Liddle (EOW 3/28/2013), David Sturtz (EOW 9/18/2015) , Skip Spurrier, Mark Atkeson, Robert Booker, and Charles Linek. Seated in front with Colonel Born and Director Charles are board members Thomas Rice, and Richard Collins. Pictured but not in attendance; Mike Megison (EOW 10/07/2012) and Donald Slemmer.