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"
Retiree's Cookout June 2023 
Flying Wheel
Winter 2023
Leadership Awards 
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 2023. 
State Troopers of Ohio Page
Sunbird Reunion August 2023 
The 90th Anniversary History Book 'The History of Service with a Purpose' will be available for ordering on October 16th, through the OSHP Auxiliary Store.
CLEVELAND (WJW) — New aerial footage released by the Ohio State Highway Patrol shows state troopers chasing a stolen SUV whose driver fled a traffic stop amid a crackdown on violent crime in the city.
With our condolences, we report the passing of retired Trooper Michael L. Arnett, 73, of Zanesville. Mike passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, at 12:41 P.M. on Monday, October 2, 2023, at Genesis Hospital, Zanesville. Mike was a member of the 92nd Academy Class, retiring in July of 1998. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Anita.

Mike was a lifelong member of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Retirees' Association and was one of the first and strongest supporters of the State Troopers of Ohio Inc. A great friend and advocate for the Ohio State Highway Patrol, he will be dearly missed. Rest in Peace Mike.

HPRS just learned of the passing of Betty E. Hogue, age 96, surviving spouse of Retired Sergeant Walter M. Hogue, on September 24, 2023. Walter graduated from the 24th academy class on December 30, 1947 and passed away on October 18, 2012.

Service and condolence information can be found at

LIMA, OH (WLIO) - The Lima Highway Patrol post has reached a major milestone. The post celebrating its 90th anniversary protecting residents and enforcing traffic laws in our area. In order to celebrate the past and look ahead to the future -- the post hosted an open house at their headquarters.
Cleveland 19 / Two 20-year-olds killed in Wayne County crash
WTOL 11 / OSHP investigating road rage shooting in Wood County
BG Independent / State Trooper honored for quick response to house fire
Cleveland 19 / Seaplane crahses into Portage River 
Dispatch / Penalties for Ohio's distracted driving law take effect this week
BG Independent / Waterville man dies in ATV crash
WEWS 5 / Troopers use aircraft to bust the most excessive speeders
WTAP / OSP provides pedestrian safety tips