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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Sgt. Timothy Dearmitt, Cleveland DHQ                November 25th

Sgt. Timothy Timberlake, Cambridge DHQ         November 25th 

Tpr. Mathew Whims, Columbus DHQ                    December 3rd

Lt. Charles Gullett, Milan Patrol Post                    December 4th

Captain Travis Hughes, Bucyrus DHQ                  December 18th

ET2 Cheryl Chever, Central Install                          December 28th

IS 3 Lawrence Confer, Finance and Logistics     December 31st

Sgt. Aaron Gentry, Cincinnati Patrol Post           January 4th

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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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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.
With our condolences, we report the passing of Retired Sergeant Donald J. Bever, age 86, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020. Donald graduated from the 48th academy class on July 19, 1957 and retired on April 8, 1989. He is predeceased by his spouse, Rose. 

With our condolences, we report the passing of Retired Electronic Technician I Dwight D. McGhee, age 65, on Thursday, November 12, 2020. Dwight was hired on February 24, 1980 and retired on February 17, 2007. HPRS was just notified of his passing.

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Wyatt Brown, son of Trooper Jesse and Lisa Brown, has been diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anemia, a rare condition in which the bone marrow does not produce an adequate number of new blood cells.  Wyatt will be receiving a bone marrow transplant from his sister Evelyn during the first week of December. 

Wyatt will be hospitalized for several months following the surgery while his family will be staying at the Ronald McDonald House during his hospitalization. We are asking everyone who can, to please donate to this wonderful family during this difficult time.

A fundraising account has been established with the State Highway Patrol Federal Credit Union.  Click open the PDF below or simply call the credit union at 1-800-282-3006.
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