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Elaine Sturtz, shares in Living In The Different, that grief is messy, hard, painful, filled with tears and loneliness, but also includes faith, hope and love. She walks through the journey, the emotions, the changes and hurts. Each grief is different, and grief changes our lives. We are different, and how we live and interact with others is different. The journey of grief takes different forms as we learn to live and mingle joy and sorrow together. Elaine offers hope, a hope of hope, through these passages of sorrow and loss. Hope is found in our faith in God who is love, and love never ends.  

Life Lessons of a Lone Trooper. The full meaning of a person’s life is revealed in how they live on in the hearts of others. It is their legacy and influence that bears fruit. David D. Sturtz made a difference in this world and leaves a legacy through his work – in the Ohio State Highway Patrol, as the first Inspector General of the State of Ohio and as a friend. Dave was a story teller and giver of life lessons. The book shares his stories and the fruit of his labor. 

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Elaine Sturtz is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.  She was married to retired Major David D. Sturtz who passed on September 18, 2015.  Major Sturtz was also Ohio's first Inspector General and was a founding member of  
Thank you for your interest in ordering a copy of REV: Service Above Self by Richard D. Ellsworth with Mike Crispen, which details the inspiring life of Reverend Ellsworth including his service in World War 2 and his work as the long-time chaplain for the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The paperback book is now available for sale through the OSHP Auxiliary Store for $16.95. To order a copy, use the link below.

All profits from the sale of this book will be used to support the work and mission of the OSHP Chaplain Program.

If you order the book you can opt to pick it up at the OSHP Academy for no added charge or pay for shipping to your address. The Auxiliary store also sells a number of other items with can be shipped with the book for little or no additional shipping cost.

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - Academy Commandant, Major Chuck Jones, has announced the dates for the 2020 Ham and Bean luncheons, including those dates that will include the Federal CCW firearms qualification for retirees. Click to the Retiree's Coming Events page at
COVID-19 Directives - To protect the health and wellness of our employees current and retired, the Patrol has temporarily postponed all Division planned retiree events. As a precautionary measure, careful consideration should be given to the postponing of any informal retiree event or gathering.  Ham and Bean lunches, including CCW qualifications for retirees has also been postponed until further notice.  
EVENT POSTPONED  - The Credit Union Annual Meeting and 60th Anniversary reception scheduled for Monday March 16th, 2020 has been cancelled by recommendation under the state of emergency issued by Governor Mike DeWine and the directive of the Ohio State Patrol Colonel's office. The safety and well-being of our staff and membership is our primary concern and we will reschedule the events at a later date. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience.