This website is dedicated to all Troopers and non-sworn employees, both past and present, whose hard work, dedication, loyalty and integrity have made the Ohio State Highway Patrol one of the most professional and well respected law enforcement agencies in the Country.  Troopers who have dedicated their lives to the Patrol and put them on the line every day to serve and protect the citizens of our great State deserve our support. 

It represents those who are proud to be a Trooper, proud of the Flying Wheel and proud to wear the black and gray.  It represents Troopers who serve their communities with respect, honesty and integrity.  It represents Troopers who respect the Highway Patrol and all it stands for.  It represents Troopers who love the Patrol and care about its future!

Trooper to Trooper is an independent website developed by a group of  retired Troopers focusing on the interests, issues, and activities affecting the Ohio State Highway Patrol.  Funding is provided by the retired Superintendents of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. 

All website content is reviewed and approved by the Trooper to Trooper Editorial Board.
"Our Heritage, Our Purpose"
"With Respect"
Link to Auxiliary Academy Store
Link to the latest edition of the Flying Wheel
Flying Wheel
Spring 2023
Retirees Cookout
We appreciate the support of all living, retired Superintendents and those in memoriam who have shared in our journey.

Colonel Robert M. Chiaramonte,
     EOW December 7th, 2014
Colonel Jack B. Walsh, 
    EOW May 22nd, 2015
Colonel Thomas W. Rice
Colonel Warren H. Davies
Colonel Kenneth B. Marshall
Colonel Kenneth L. Morckel
Colonel Paul D. McClellan 
Colonel Richard H. Collins 
Colonel John Born
Colonel Paul Pride
Colonel Richard Fambro
Major David D. Sturtz, Ohio's 1st IG, 
    EOW September 18, 2015

Pending retirements can be found at
HomeSTOCommentaryPension News Recent NewsOur Story

'Over 500 retirees, actives, or friends of the Patrol have provided a monetary gift of support to the STO to fund our legislative efforts. Many of our uniform retirees have made a $5.00 per month pledge from their monthly pension. Link to our STO page to learn more about the STO and how you can support our efforts in 2024.
State Troopers of Ohio Page
Snowbird Reunion March 2024 
Pizza Party 
"An Abbreviated History of the STO"
Thanks to our STO 'Stetson Club' Patrons, listed below,  for your additional commitment in 2024 to the State Troopers of Ohio!

Gilbert Cook (EOW 9/13/2023) 

Thomas Rice                    Jim Garrison
Kenneth Marshall        Edward Waltz
Sandy Chiaramonte    Fred Summers
Robbie Hartsell            Al Branstiter
Fred Goldstein              Delmer Dunlap
Kenneth Morckel        Blaine Keckley
Robert Warner            Carl Roark 
Warren Davies            Jeff May
Magnum Davis            Denny Bueno
Darryl Anderson        Ernie Wilson
William Healy
James Chapman
Roger Landis
Donald Goodman
John Magaw
Brad Kunze 

"An Abbreviated History of the STO"
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The mission of first responder wellness is to connect public safety agencies with wellness training programs and resources. Being able to transition between these two disciplines provides opportunities for partnerships and being able to assist first responders in accessing the training and resources in their areas. - Steve Click, Director of ODPS Office of Law Enforcement Initiatives 

Who's getting promoted?  Colonel Chuck Jones has announced the following promotions and transfers.  Promotional ceremony scheduled for May 31st.

Promotions May 31st
Steven Click / Looking out for first responders 
We enjoyed a visit with the New Philadelphia Breakfast Club on May 14th along with Ohio State Highway Patrol Retirement System Director Carl Roark to discuss current issues impacting the pension system, the active ranks, recruitment, State Troopers of Ohio (STO) lobbying efforts with the Ohio General Assembly among other topics.  While in the area we visited the historic Village of Zoar, Fort Laurens, and played a little golf!  Thanks to retired Sergeant Charlie Demuth and retired Dispatcher Jona Dunbar Scott for getting the word out about our visit. / Is the OSHP following the recreational marijuana law? New reseach finds some answers
WTOL 11 / Retired teachers express concerns over investments made by STRS
AARP / Marijuana gummies can increase heart attack, stroke risk in older adults
Zachary Christensen / Ohio teachers' pension reform should not be a 'sleight of hand' costing taxpayers
Ohio Capital Journal / Governor says he's not opposed to indexing as a strategy at STRS
WTAP / OSP wants drivers to have a safe Memorial Day weekend