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"
Annual Luncheon Embassy Suites 
 October 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
HomeSTOCommentaryPension News Recent NewsOur Story

'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 All Occasions August 2023 
Who's getting promoted?  Colonel Jones has announced the following promotions and transfers scheduled for December 14th.  

Promotions - January 16th

Promotions - December 14th, 2023
“The leadership qualities that Col. Chiaramonte had are rare.  Ohio State has had a lot of football coaches, but they’ve only had one Woody Hayes. And the patrol has had a lot of superintendents but only one Col. Chiaramonte.” - Colonel Paul Pride, Columbus Dispatch, December 8, 2014. 

Rest in Peace Colonel Robert M. Chiaramote.
EOW - December 7th, 2014.

Click photo for Tribute Video - June 29, 2011

Leader Helped Shape the Ohio State Patrol 
If you watched the video clip for the 173rd Academy Class Orientation Day, posted on the Patrol's Facebook Page a few days ago, you may not have realized you were watching close to 80 young men and women preparing to start their training at our Academy tomorrow!  Best Wishes to them all!  The Division is focused on having another 100 cadets ready to go for the 174th Class in the Spring!  
Dispatch / Ohio House passes bill to allow concealed carry in buildings with courts
Dispatch / Recreational marijuana is officially legal in Ohio
Cleveland 19 / VIDEO: Snap decision by trooper helps to save teen during emergency on the OTP
WTRF 7 / Brody Robinson advances, named  Cambridge District Trooper of the Year
CDL Life / Trucker robbed by two armed and masked suspects on the OTP
Herald Star / Donations help Ohio State Highway Patrol to provide a Merry Christmas to Children
HELPING OTHERS — Making plans for the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Season of Sharing are, from left, Trooper Jeff Herink; attorney Tina Miller of Gold, Khourey and Turak; Lt. Brian McFarland, commander of the St. Clairsville post; dispatcher supervisor Melissa Rath; and Lt. Robert Bodo, commander of the Steubenville post. -- Contributed
WSYX 6 / Columbus Police TAPS Academy holds 2023 graduation