Our Facebook profile is a photo of retired Colonel Robert M. Chiaramonte and Captain Brenda Collins celebrating their September birthdays in 2013. Our Facebook page was created by retired Lieutenant Mike Megison in the summer of 2010.
Colonel Chiaramonte took his place with the Lord on December 7th, 2014. On his simple headstone is the phrase "Nobless Oblige", most commonly defined as the inferred responsibility of privileged people to act with generosity and nobility toward those less privileged. In simple terms, the strong shall lift the weak.
As a retired superintendent of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Colonel "Bob" felt it was his continued responsibility to serve and protect the Patrol, the organization to which he dedicated his life and loved dearly. He always made himself available to those who chose the trooper's path, regardless of rank, providing insights and experiences that might help the Patrol continue to grow and thrive , especially during difficult times. As depicted in this simple photograph, one trooper helping another, trooper to trooper.
God Bless you Colonel Chiaramonte, and may God continue to bless the Ohio State Highway Patrol.