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
"An Abbreviated History of the STO"
Snowbird Reunion 2023 Golf Video
Flying Wheel
Winter 2022
Snowbird Reunion 2023 Luncheon & Business Meeting Video
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

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'Over 400 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 2023. 
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“We weren’t sure of how long Trooper Wilson would be in the hospital, how long it would take for him to recover, if his house would need any alterations when he got to come home, what his compensation would look like while he is off work recovering. Our group of friends came up with a few ideas, one of which was to start a GoFundMe and the other idea was to start planning a benefit with a silent auction to raise money for Trooper Wilson and the family. We wanted our friend to be able to focus on getting better and not get stressed out by any financial burdens.” - Cory Holliday, friend of Trooper Wilson 
With our condolences, we report the passing of retired Trooper Wayne L. Smith, 84, of Tiffin, who died peacefully at 11:36 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2023, at his residence. Wayne was a graduate of the 56th Academy Class. He retired in 1989. He is survived by his wife Shirley.  

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​Please join us in congratulating the newly promoted members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Pictured are front (L-R): Lieutenant Brian R. McFarland, Lieutenant Jeremy D. Allen, and Lieutenant Kyle L. Mackie; back (L-R): Sergeant Jennifer Makris, Sergeant Nicholas L. Palmer, Staff Lieutenant Maurice Waddell, Sergeant Chase A. Watts, and Sergeant Justin E. Daley. Not pictured is Sergeant Matthew B. Langston.
Circleville Herald / Benefit for Trooper Wilson set for April 1st
WEWS 5 / All the changes you need to know about Ohio's distracted driving law
WCMH 4 / Westerville man arrested in Tennessee Highway shooting
Ohio Capital Journal / Bill to reduce police entry age supported by younger officers 
WSYX 6 / Could the state legislature kill capital punishment in Ohio
WCMH 4 / University of Dayton graduate helped end Nashville shooting
WTRF 7 / Troopers looking for suspect from high speed chase
WCMH 4 / Franklin County deputy injured in crash on I-70 west
Courier Post /  Missing NJ State Trooper had  "Blood & Honor" tattoo on neck 
RLS Media / NJ police sergeant sentenced for using suspended I.D. to get out of tickets
WKBN 27 / Mother honored with "Saved by the Belt" certificate by OSHP
WLWT 5 / Springfield Township officer killed in crash responding to call 
State of the Patrol Address / March 31, 2023
WESH / Florida Highway Patrol has new incentives to join FHP
Cleveland 19 / 16 year old killed in Wayne County crash