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.
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Tpr. Stephen Zientek, Toledo Patrol Post             October 24th

Disp. Robert Isgett, Jackson DHQ                           October 30th 

IS 2 Lisa Leach, Jackson DHQ                                   October 30th 

Sgt. Brian Gettinger, Norwalk Patrol Post          November 6th

Sgt. Veroman Witcher, Piqua Patrol Post            November 20th 

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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
Major David D. Sturtz, Ohio's 1st IG, 
    EOW September 18, 2015

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With our condolences we report the passing of Retired Sergeant Michael L. Stemple, age 72, on Saturday, October 10, 2020. Michael graduated from the 88th academy class on October 16, 1970 and retired on July 19, 1996. He is survived by his spouse, Karen. Service and condolence information can be found on the Member's page at
Attention Retirees - The 2021 Florida Snowbird Reunion, sponsored by the Ohio State Highway Patrol Retirees Association, has been cancelled. This decision, by the Executive Board, is due to COVID-19 social distancing concerns. The health and wellness of our retirees remains our paramount concern. This event, as well as other reunions, will be re-scheduled next year.
Galion Inquirer / Ohio's "Move Over" law is being ignored
“It’s important to be focused on driving and being aware of your surroundings,” said Colonel Richard Fambro of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. “Moving over or slowing down for stationary vehicles with flashing lights isn’t just the law, it’s the right thing to do. Please do your part to protect those who work along Ohio’s roadways.”
WKRC 12 / Child killed in head-on crash in Clermont County
Marion Star / Prosecutor: "Knock off stealing...vandalizing signs" 
KOMO / Many Seattle police officers blame City Hall for their decision to leave
Canton Repository / Wooster woman was "Saved by the Belt" 
KHOU 11 / Houston police officer killed in domestic violence shooting, a 41 year veteran 
Dispatch / Ohio lawmaker wants the OSP to reopen their case against two Democratic staffers
Intelligencer / Woman's body found along US20 in Harrison County
WKTN / Troopers find $17K of meth during traffic stop in Wyandot County