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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!

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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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Flying Wheel
Summer 2020
Celebrating 11 Years of Service to the Men and Women of the Ohio State Highway Patrol
Trooper to Trooper 
"When it's more than a rumor"
Established Feb. 4th, 2010
With our condolences, we report the passing of retired Lieutenant Robert G. Bistor, age 91 of Cambridge, (pictured left) of the 37th Academy Class on June 20th, 2021. He retired in 1981. Robert is the father of retired Major John Bistor.  

Retired Trooper Gail D. Platzke, age 79, passed away on Thursday, June 17, 2021. Gail graduated from the 65th academy class on November 1, 1964 and retired January 20, 1996. He is preceded in death by his spouse, Patricia.  

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Disp. Robin Sanders, Cambridge DHQ              June 27th

Agent Patrick O'Dowd, Columbus District        June 30th

MCEIS Mike Schneider, Warren LCS                  July 2nd

Lt. Barry Call, Jackson Patrol Post                     July 1st

Tpr. Sidney Steele, Wilmington District              July 2nd

Lt. Colonel Kevin Teaford, GHQ                          July 2nd

Sgt. Richard Sprague, Cleveland District           July 2nd 

S/Lt. William Menendez, GHQ-LCS                      July 6th

Lt. Stephanie Norman, Wooster Patrol Post       July 16th

Sgt. Frank Horvath, Columbus District               July 16th

Dispatcher Rebel Martin, Wilmington District    July 29th

MCEI Drew Fowler, Wilmington LCS                   July 30th 

IS3 Mary Watson, Computer Operations            July 31st

Sgt. Steven Duteil, Piqua District                        August 2nd 

Agent Steven Vassallo, OIU Akron                      August 31st
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