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. 

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                                                  EVENTS ARE SCHEDULED FOR THOSE RETIREES HI-LITED

S/Lt. Karla Taulbee, Jackson DHQ                          May 21st

MCEIS Jack Goins, Wilmington DHQ                     May 28th

Sgt. Terrill Barnes, Jackson AIU                               June 1st

Sgt. Steve Taylor, Georgetown Patrol Post           June 4th

Tpr. Rebecca Adams, Cambridge LCS                      June 16th

Tpr. Bradley Johnson, Jackson DHQ                      July 28th 

MCEI Drew Fowler, Wilmington DHQ                   July 30th

IS3 Mary Watson, Computer Operations              July 31st

Agent Steven Vassallo, OIU Akron                            August 31st

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Gilbert Jones
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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
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After 30 dedicated years of humble service to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, I am privileged to announce the retirement of Reverend Richard. D. Ellsworth effective May 24, 2021. In his historic career as our first Chaplain, appointed by Colonel Thomas W. Rice in 1991, he has dedicated his life, and the lives of his family, to the service of first responders. 
- Colonel Richard Fambro

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With our condolences, we report the passing of Retired Trooper David W. Hollins, age 63, on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. David graduated from the 105th academy class on April 19, 1979 and retired March 31, 1996. He is survived by his spouse, Renee.

With our condolences, we report the passing of Retired Trooper Donald L. Stephens, age 81, (pictured left) on Thursday, May 13, 2021. Donald graduated from the 65th academy class on November 1, 1964 and retired April 28, 1996. He is survived by his spouse, Sandra.

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