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 
September 24th, 2022
Coming Retirements - 

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

MCEI Gary Eley, Findlay DHQ                                                   October 3rd  

Sgt. Will Ogden, Findlay DHQ                                                    October 5th

Trooper Joseph Glascox, Canton DHQ                                    October 7th 

Sgt. Michael McMannis, Jackson DHQ                                   October 7th

Trooper LaDonna Klocinski                                                        October 29th

AP1 Charlene Grady, Warren DHQ                                          October 31st

S/Lt. Jared Sutton, Warren DHQ                                               November 1st

Dispatcher Timothy Kalbfell, Cleveland C.C.                        November 4th

CSA 2 Patricia Coppedge, GHQ Central Records                 November 30th                  
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.
Gil Jones Tribute Video 2020
Louis Sharp Classroom Dedication 2020
Annual Luncheon
Snowbird 2020 Fellowship at the Marriott
Marietta Breakfast
April 2022
Retiree's Cookout
Your Guide to a 
Better Retirement
Our Prayer List 
for our friends in distress (Updated 9/23)  

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. 

Gil Ashbridge, brother of the late Captain Walt Ashbridge, Brother-in-Law of surviving spouse Pat Ashbridge and Uncle of AP 1 Lori Kaple, is being treated for angiosarcoma, a rare and aggressive cancer that he has been fighting since November of 2021. Words of encouragement can be given on Lori's Facebook page or sending a card to Gil via his temporary address found on the Member's page. 

Retired Driver Examination Clerk Mary Blevins has been diagnosed with Stage 4 spinal column cancer after successfully making a full recovery from a broken hip in April. She is receiving out-patient chemo and infusion treatments. 

Retired Sergeant Rich Parilla suffered a stroke in late April, causing paralysis on the right side of his body.  Following additional surgery on August 9th he is recovering at his home, showing continuous improvement with most functions returning to normal.  

Kaitlynn Farr, friend of Mackenzie Delorge (one of our supporters at the Cleveland Police Museum Vintage Fleet)  was involved in a serious crash eight weeks ago with life threatening injuries.  Kaitlynn, temporarily requiring a wheelchair, returned home on August 9th in Saginaw, Michigan.  Please keep Kaitlynn and Mackenzie in your prayers as she continues her amazing recovery! 

Rudy Yokum, husband of SHPFCU Linda Yokum is being treated for lung and brain cancer.  He was recently admitted to Riverside Hospital, undergoing chemo treatments. 

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. Jeff Bernard 
Sunbird Reunion, Waldo 2021

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To all retirees, widows, associate civilian members, associate sworn members, honorary 
members, active personnel, and invited guests. Guests are encouraged to invite other retirees.
Announcing the Retirees’ Association 47th Annual Meeting and Banquet. The event will be 
held on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at the Aladdin Shrine Center, 1801 Gateway Circle, Grove 
City, OH 43123. Phone: 614-475-2609  Click open the PDF below to register.

The Election of Officers for 2023 will be held as part of the Business Meeting.  If you have an interest in serving on the Executive Board click open the PDF below. 

The 2023 Snowbird Reunion will be at the Marriott Conference Center in Lake Mary Florida, February 23-25.  Link to the Lake Mary Reservations page to reserve your room at a special discounted rate for our members. 

Snowbird Luncheon
March 2022
Snowbird Golf 
Pizza Reception 2022
With our condolences, we report the passing of Retired Sergeant Alfred F. Buccalo, Jr., age 76, on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. Alfred graduated from the 89th academy class on January 22, 1971 and retired November 29, 1997. He was preceded in death by his spouse, Sharyn.

Service and condolence information can be found on the member's page.
Support State Troopers of Ohio Inc.
Be an STO Patron!
Rich and Sally Parilla 
Third Quarter Meeting Notes from the Sunbird Reunion at the All-Occasions Banquet Facility in Waldo  can be viewed on the Members / Coming Events Page 
In follow-up to the August 25, 2022 message regarding Retired Trooper Wendell L. “Sam” Hill:

A Celebration of Life will take place at the Ravenna Immaculate Conception Hall, 251 Spruce Street, Ravenna, Ohio on September 25, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Service and condolence information can be found on the member's page.
With our condolences, we report the passing of Retired Trooper Jerry P. Gordon, age 81, on Sunday, September 4, 2022. Jerry graduated from the 60th academy class on October 1, 1962 and retired February 3, 1990. He is survived by his spouse, Gayla.

Service and condolence information can be found on the member's page.
DX Retirees and Friends Mary Napper (left) and Mary Blevins 
Gil and Deb Ashbridge