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
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'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!  

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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
Magnum Davis
Darryl Anderson
William Healy
James Chapman
Roger Landis
Donald Goodman
John Magaw
Brad Kunze 

"An Abbreviated History of the STO"
With our condolences, we report the passing of Emily Elizabeth Pinney, age 34, spouse of active Trooper Ryan Pinney, Capital Operations. Emily passed on Monday, April 22, 2024.   In 2012, Emily was admitted as a cadet at the Ohio State Patrol Academy. She then became a highway patrol auxiliary officer. In 2015 she proudly joined the Ohio State Patrol where she served nine years as a police officer.

Service and condolence information can be found at
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On May 4, 1948, the Patrol placed into service its first aircraft ‐‐ a sleek Beechcraft Bonanza. It was originally to be used not for enforcement purposes, but for disaster relief, air searches, transportation, photography, and "errands of mercy." Sgt. E. P. Webb flew the first Patrol mission on June 8, 1948. During the flight Sgt. Webb broadcast a radio signal which reached all posts and most cars. While airborne he also spotted a disabled vehicle and directed officers to the scene, recording the first aircraft assist. That first mission, as well as Sgt. Webb's ardent support of an aircraft program, earned him the title "father of Patrol aviation."
Captain Ernest Webb Classroom Dedication
Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy
Friday, April 26th 1:00 PM
Fox 8 / Man arrested for 7th OVI faces prison time according to OSHP
WSYX 6 / Ohio funds 'shoot houses' for armed teacher training to combat school shootings
Please join us in congratulating the newly promoted members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Pictured are back row (L-R): Sergeant David R. Passet, Sergeant Anthony J. Scherley, Lieutenant Johnnie H. Maier, Sergeant Matthew R. Cook. Front row (L-R): Project Manager 1 Victoria L. Dowdy, Public Safety Intel Analyst Administrator Angeline L. Roberts.
WSYX 6 / ODRC identifies commander placed on leave during training death investigation
Fox 8 / Ohio State Trooper injured after being struck on Turnpike in North Ridgeville
WSYX 6 / Sister of fallen corrections officer pushing for answers about his death