Ohio State Highway Patrol Retirees' Association
Serving our Active and Retired members since 1975
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Welcome to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Retirees' Association's website. It is designed to serve as a communications link by providing information and services to Association members, current Ohio State Highway Patrol employees, other law enforcement personnel and the public at large.

The "Public", or open access area of the site, includes information about the Association, History of the Patrol, links to other sites related to the Retirees' Association and Upcoming Social Activities.

The "Members Only" area of the website is accessible by Association members through the use of a password. This area includes information on the illness of members, the death of a member or immediate family, meeting notes and other important announcements. 

We are proud of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, our Association, and retirees of the Patrol. We consider them to be the best group of people anywhere to associate with!
The Members Only page was updated 
December 4th, 2023
Coming Retirements - 

Information to send congratulatory cards or attend final day festivities can be found on the Members-Coming Events Page 

Tpr. Robert Gatchel, Wapakoneta Patrol Post                December 15th

Captain James Tracy, Field Operations                             December 19th

Tpr. Darrin Webb, Jackson DHQ                                          January 5th

Sgt. Mark Woodring, Aviation                                               January 8th

IS4 Robert Hartman, Computer Operations                    January 12th

Link to the Auxiliary Academy Store
by clicking on the 'Smokey' key fob icon

State Checkbook
Click on the photos to view video slideshows of recent events sponsored or supported by the Retiree's Association.
Old Guard Videos
Link to the coming events calendar at ohprs.org for all coming events involving our active and retired members.
Snowbird Luncheon - Business Meeting 
February 2023
Snowbird Golf 
February 2023
Snowbird Wine Tasting Trip & Hospitality Greetings February  2023
Retiree's Cookout
June 2022
Our Prayer List 
for our friends in distress (Updated 12/2)  

Many of those in our patrol family, or their family members, are suffering through the hardships of cancer treatments or other life threatening illnesses.  A complete prayer list of our friends in distress can be found on the Member's Page. 

12/2 - Retired Lieutenant Walt Poffenbaugh underwent heart by-pass surgery on November 30th and is recovering at Mansfield General Hospital. 

11/14 - Retired Lieutenant Gene Scott has been admitted to the Grandview Hospital after suffering several strokes.

10/25 - Retired Trooper Jim Pickering has been diagnosed with bone cancer and is receiving outpatient treatment.  Jim and Dottie were able to join us for the OSHPRA Annual Dinner.  

UPDATE 8/17 - Retired Lt. Colonel Tom Charles is continuing his treatment for pancreatic cancer. On 8/15 he was admitted to the James Cancer Hospital due to intermal bleeding.  He remains hospitalized.

Information to send cards of encouragement can be found on the Member's page. Prayers are always encouraged and appreciated. If there are others in our patrol family that are in some type of distress or difficulty please let us know so we can add them to our prayer list.

Sunbird Reunion 
August 2022
Welcome to the 
Retiree's Association
Sgt. Shon Frost and 
Captain Jerrod Savidge

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Sunbird Reunion
August 2023
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Annual Luncheon
October, 2022
Snowbird Pizza Gathering & 
Cornhole Tourney
February 2023

Snowbird 2024 @ Lake Mary, Fl  March 15-16

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Orlando Marriott @ Lake  Mary Reservations
2023 Fourth Quarter Meeting Notes from the Annual Luncheon can be viewed on the Members/Coming Events page. 

Past OSHPRA President Charlie Linek enjoys a moment at the Annual Luncheon with Heidi (Marshall) Ramsey, Sylvia Martinez, Brenda Collins, and Lori Click
Retiree's Cookout
June 2023
Tom Charles with fellow retiree Gene Archer 
Jim and Dottie Pickering
Annual Luncheon
October 2023
With our condolences, we report the passing of retired Staff Lieutenant Ralph R. Lucas, age 85, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2023. Ralph graduated from the 56th academy class on August 1, 1961 and retired June 2, 1989. He is survived by his spouse, Dena.

Service and condolence information can be found on the Member's Page.

With our condolences, we report the passing of Retired Sergeant George W. Martyn, age 86, on Saturday, November 25, 2023. George graduated from the 76th academy class on June 30, 1967 and retired May 6, 1991. He was preceded in death by his spouse, Lillian.

Service and condolence information can be found on the Member's Page.

Welcome Sergeant Shon Frost to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Retirees' Association!  Shon will be retiring on Friday, December 1st with 25 years of service. President Bob Booker, Past President Butch Collins, and Treasurer Brenda Collins took the opportunity to welcome Shon to the OSHPRA a few days early while attending the Military Recognition Awards Ceremony at theAcademy.  Shon is also a proud veteran of the USMC. Congratulations Shon!