Ohio State Highway Patrol Retirees' Association
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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 
April 10th, 2024
Coming Retirements - 

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

Sgt. Timothy Durham, Springfield Patrol Post        April 10th

PLLI Roger Caiazza, Cleveland LCS                              April 18th

Sgt. Christopher Colbert, Piqua Patrol Post              April 19th  

MVI Mark King, Warren DHQ-LCS                                April 30th

AAIC Michelle Thourot, OIU Cincinnati                      April 30th 

Sgt. Scott Davis, West Jefferson Patrol Post             May 2nd

AP 1 Nancy Withers, Athens OIU                                    May 2nd 

Sgt. Joseph Baisden, Portsmouth Patrol Post          May 2nd 

MVI Steven Hornsby, Jackson LCS                               May 3rd

Tpr. Carl Gutman, Sandusky Patrol Post                   May 6th

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 4/10)  

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. 

4/10 - Drusie Thompson, mother of  OSHPRA Executive Assistant Holly Carr is on Hospice Care at a managed care facility.  Drusie has been battling an advanced stage of uterine cancer. 

3/11 - Retired Lieutenant Al Moore is scheduled for a total hip replacement on March 13th at the Crystal Clinic. 

2/15 - Mary Arend, wife of  retired Toledo Sergeant Dan Arend, continues her treatment for brain cancer.  She is scheduled for an MRI today (2/15). 

2/7 - Retired Auxiliary Major Randy Schaefer Sr. had heart bypass surgery on January 30 and is recovering at his home in Lima. Randy is the father of Administrative Assistant Patty Schaefer Hughes and FIL of retired Captain Travis Hughes.

1/17 - Retired Captain Dave Gillespie is being treated for 'mixed dementia' and aphasia, causing difficulties with his verbal and written communication skills.  

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. Mark Woodring

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Sunbird Reunion
August 2023
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Annual Luncheon
October, 2022
Snowbird Pizza Gathering & 
Cornhole Tourney
February 2023
Retiree's Cookout
June 2023
Randy Schaefer with Travis & Patty Hughes
Annual Luncheon
October 2023
Dave Gillespie with sons Aaron and Nate
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With our condolences, we report the passing of Retired Trooper Dale E. Cox, age 94, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2024. Dale graduated from the 44th academy class on November 4, 1955, and retired February 21, 1977. He was preceded in death by his spouse, Jane.

Service and condolence information can be found on the Member's Page.
​​With our condolences, we report the passing of retired Sergeant Larry Pilzecker of the 59th Academy Class, on March 21st.  From his daughter Julie Pilzecker Browne in a Facebook Post with the adjoining photograpgh; 

​​​​​In true "dad fashion" at 10:06 this evening, #1006/87 officially signed "off duty." We'll take it from here pops and make sure momma is taken care of​.

Rest in Peace Larry.  Service and condolence information is available on the Members Page. 

Past OSHPRA President Charlie Linek and Laura visit with Snowbird Friends Dave and Kathy Plesich at the Snowbird Luncheon, Lake Mary, Florida 
Meeting Notes from the 1st Quarter Meeting at the Snowbird Reunion, Lake Mary Florida can be viewed on the Members Only - Coming Events Page 

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