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 
May 29th, 2024
Coming Retirements - 

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

Analyst Sharon Blackford, GHQ HRM                         May 31st

Tpr. Nikki Snead (Retirement Celebration)               May 31st

Tpr. Jason Lankey, Swanton Patrol Post                    June 1st

Lt.  Martina Jackson, Ashtabula Patrol Post            June 3rd

Sgt. Rusty Lanning, Lancaster Patrol Post                June 5th

Sgt. Kevin Kobi (Retirement Celebration)                 June 7th

Sgt. Chad Durfey, Van Wert Patrol Post                     June 7th

Sgt. Michael Mahaffey, Piqua Patrol Post                 June 14th

Tpr. Blake Prather, Marysville Patrol Post               June 19th

ET2 Richard Newsome, GHQ Radio Shop                  June 28th

ET2 Robert Schoonover, GHQ Radio Shop                June 28th

Financial Manager Jan Lawrence, GHQ Fiscal       June 28th

Sgt. Donald Rack, Wilmington Patrol Post               July 8th

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
Snowbird Pizza Party 
June 2024
Our Prayer List 
for our friends in distress (Updated 5/29)  

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. 

5/29 - Retired Captain Howard Shearer suffered a serious stroke and is currently in the intensive care unit at Riverside Hospital.  No visitors are permitted at this time. 

5/29 - Retired Major Steve Raubenolt suffered a heart attack on Friday, May 24, 2024.  He was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital by squad and then to Grant Hospital in Columbus.  He underwent an emergency procedure to open a blocked artery with a stent. Steve was able to return to his home on Sunday and is continuing his recovery. 

5/10 - Retired Staff Lieutenant Kenneth "Ken" Wellendorf recently had surgery for cancer of the bile-duct and continues to receive outpatient chemotherapy treatments.

5/7 - Retired Trooper Lou Gliozzi is recovering from surgery to remove an infected abscess near his spinal cord on his neck.  He is expected to stay another week at the Cleveland Clinic as part of his recovery.  

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.

Snowbird Golf Outing
March 2024
Welcome to the 
Retirees' Association
Sgt. Chris Colbert 

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Sunbird Reunion
August 2023
Support State Troopers of Ohio Inc.
Be an STO Patron!
Snowbird Pizza Gathering & 
Cornhole Tourney
February 2023
Retiree's Cookout
June 2023
Annual Luncheon
October 2023
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Snowbird Luncheon 
March 2024
Ken & Marti Wellendorf
With our condolences, we report the passing of Gloria A. Smith, age 93, spouse of retired Captain James William Smith, mother of retired Staff Lieutenant Joel P. Smith and retired Trooper Kevin J. Smith, and grandmother of Lieutenant Joel M. Smith, on Saturday, May 25, 2024. James graduated from the 43rd academy class on December 16, 1954, and retired on November 30, 1984.

Service and condolence information can be found on the Member's Page.
Join us for the 9th Annual Retirees Cookout on Friday, June 21st!

The 3rd Quarterly Business Meeting for the Retirees' Association will be in the Leadership Auditorium at 10:00 AM.

CCW Qualification appointments will start at 9:00 AM.  See scheduling details on the Flyer.

The Cookout Program begins at 11:00

RSVP to Linda Carson at:
[email protected]
The monthly OSP District 5 ( D-5 Den) retirees breakfast will be held at Lincoln Square V restaurant in Troy, Friday, May 31st, at 9 a.m. The restaurant is located at IS 75 and SR 55 beside the Wendy's. OSHPRS Executive Board Representatives Butch and Brenda Collins will be attending to provide updates from the Retiree's Association and State Troopers of Ohio.  
Butch & Brenda Collins with Charlie and Chris Demuth at the New Philly Breakfast on May 14th
Fran, Howard, & Lance Shearer
Steve & Diane Raubenolt
With our condolences, we report the passing of Sharon K. Faulder, age 80, spouse of retired Sergeant Franklin H. Faulder, on Tuesday, May 28, 2024. Franklin graduated from the 93rd academy class on July 7, 1970, and retired on January 1, 2000.

Service and condolence information can be found on the Member's Page.
With our condolences we report the passing of Drusie Lou Thompson, 76 years old, on April 21, 2024. Drusie was the mother of OSHPRS Executive Assistant Holly Carr, who also serves as the liaison and assistant to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Retirees' Association.  

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