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The 90th Anniversary History Book 'The History of Service with a Purpose' IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR ORDERING! CLICK THE PHOTO TO LINK TO THE AUXILIARY STORE! 
What is the OSP Benefit Fund?  

Every year, our Troopers are asked to make their annual $15.00 contribution to the "Benefit Fund." The Benefit Fund was created years ago to provide troopers, uniform retirees, and their families immediate help as the result of  a death or injury to the trooper or family member.  

Do you know the benefits to the benefit fund?  Is your beneficiary designation current? 

 Click open this PDF to find out.
Butch & Brenda Collins made an early morning trip to the Lima Retirees breakfast, providing updates on STO accomplishments and other matters impacting the Patrol. From the left: Butch & Brenda Collins, Russ & Judy Bennett, Kelli Jackson, Ottawa PD Retiree Rodney Sutter, and Jim & Debra Smelser. We will be at the Wooster Breakfast on Tuesday, the East Side Pickerington Breakfast on Thursday and the Mansfield Breakfast on Saturday (2/10). Thanks to these retirees and the many others supporting our efforts: State Troopers of Ohio Inc.
STO Board Members Rob Hartsell with Butch & Brenda Collins visited our District 3 Patrons at the Green Leaf Restaurant in Wooster on Tuesday, February 6th.  From the left seated: Ed Bowman, Joe Arthur, Judy Smith, Larry Davis, Bill Healy, Butch Collins.  Standing: Brenda Collins, Jim Chapman, Larry Meredith, Jim Roth, Ray Smith, J.P. Allen, Harv Callahan, Jim Debevec, Rob Hartsell, Lee Dehoff, and Dale Larue. Left before the photo: Matt Witmer and Eric Sheppard.  Thanks to these retirees and the many others supporting our efforts: State Troopers of Ohio Inc.
STO Board Members Rob Hartsell, Butch Collins, and Paul Pride visited our "East Side" Patrons at the Scramblers Restaurant in Pickerington on Thursday, February 8th.  From the left: Art Wilson, Don Goodman, Jeff May, Roger Landis, Bob Myers, and Rob Hartsell.  Seated in front:Butch Collins and Paul Pride. 

Thanks to these retirees and the many others supporting our efforts: State Troopers of Ohio Inc.
STO Board Memebers Butch & Brenda Collins made the trip to the Wildcat Cafe in Vanlue for the monthly Findlay Retiree's Breakfast.  Joining us on February 15th: Tim Stockman, Bob Foust, Brian Cupp, Larry Hetrick, Will Sturgill, Ken Walerius, and Tom Romaker.  We will be providing a schedule for our visits in March.  Thanks to all of our retired and active Patrons who are supporting the State Troopers of Ohio Inc. 
Over 110 Ohio State Highway Patrol, Sheriff and Police from all over Ohio drove through downtown with their lights and sirens on as people gathered on the sidewalks and watched during the Light Ohio Blue Parade on May 8, 2023, in Lancaster, Ohio.The event is held to honor and bring awareness for police officers killed in the line of duty.
Ty Wright, Eagle-Gazette
Who's getting promoted?  Colonel Chuck Jones has announced the following promotions and transfers.  Promotional ceremony scheduled for May 31st.

Promotions May 31st
Canton Rep / State Trooper suffers miner injuries in Canton Township crash 
WCMH 4 / AG Yost wants court to remove two pension fund board members at STRS
Richland Source / Pilot walks away after flying plane into tension wires in Crawford County
Cincinnati Enquirer / STRS Board members want to know who wrote the 'hostile takeover' memo
Cincinnati Enquirer / Ohio AG says record whitetail deer was illegally poached, 4 charged in crime
WTOL 11 / State Trooper hurt in late-night crash on the OTP near Fremont
WTOL 11 / Retired teachers express concerns over investments made by STRS
CNBC / Exxon faces opposition from CalPERS after anti-ESG activist suit
WTRF 7 / Police release names of suspects involved in high speed chase on I-70
Ohio Capital Journal / What is the alleged 'backdoor connection' between STRS and QED