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!
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The Members Only page was updated 
January 28th, 2022
Coming Retirements - 

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

Tpr. Glenn Carpenter, Intelligence Unit                             January 28th 

Sgt. Michael McClain, Defiance Patrol Post                      January 28th

FA LaDonne Fullen, Fiscal Services                                      January 31st

Sgt. Shane Salyers, Ironton Patrol Post                             February 4th

Tpr. Michael Brooks, GHQ Aviation                                     February 11th

Lt.  Randy McElfresh, Georgetown Patrol Post              February 11th

Sgt. Jeffrey Kramer, Piqua Patrol Post                               February 11th

Tpr. William Dendler, Dayton Patrol Post                         February 18th

MRW 3 Roger Hardbarger, Academy                                   February 25th

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
2020 Curt Kordel 90th Birthday Party 
Louis Sharp Classroom Dedication 2020
Annual Luncheon
Snowbird 2020 Fellowship at the Marriott
2020 Snowbird Golf Scramble 
Gil Jones Leap Year Birthday Celebration 2020
Snowbird 2020 Business Meeting & Luncheon 
Your Guide to a 
Better Retirement
Our Prayer List 
for our friends in distress (Updated 1/10)  

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. 

Retired Sergeant Sid Stark has been diagnosed with lung cancer and will start chemotherapy treatments this week.

Retired Captain Forrest "Frosty" Freeman has been hospitalized with pneumonia and other health complications near his home in South Carolina. On 12/27, Frosty was released from the hospital and is recuperating at his home. 

More on Mike Hunter - Retired Lt. Mike Hunter recently underwent an emergency appendectomy while visiting his son in Tennessee. He was further diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of appendix cancer as a result of this surgery. Mike will be starting chemotherapy treatments in a few days. Please keep Mike and Connie in your prayers.  

Nadine "Deanie" Devoll, surviving spouse of retired Captain Jay Devoll was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle, currently in a rehabilitation facility. 

Retired Sergeant Bob Vanderwissel has been in Riverside Hospital for about two weeks in critical care. He currently has a feeding tube and can't talk on the phone due to the pain it causes. He can however read short text messages.  Originally he had a tear in his aorta near his spline but has no idea what is wrong at this point. 

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.

Fred Raby Tribute Video 2020
Welcome to the 
Retiree's Association
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Fourth Quarter Meeting Notes for the Annual Meeting & Luncheon  (Aladdin Shrine Center, Grove City, Ohio ) conducted on October 2nd, 2021 can be viewed on the Members / Coming Events Page
Sunbird Reunion, Waldo 2021
With our condolences, we report the passing of Retired Sergeant George F. King, age 55, on Saturday, January 8, 2022. George graduated from the 128th academy class on February 3, 1997 and retired June 1, 2019. He is survived by his spouse, Diane and his sons George T., William, and Joshua.

Service and condolence information can be found on the Member's page.
With our condolences, we report the passing of retired Dispatcher Jill Ehrhart, age 57, who only recently retired from her service at the Bucyrus District Communications Center in February of 2021.  She is survived by her husband of nearly 40 years, Maintenance Repair Worker Steve Ehrhart, her son Jeff, and her father-in-law, retired Lieutenant Ralph Ehrhart. She had been hospitalized with heart issues and passed with Jeff and her best friend Heidi Wurm, at her side. 

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

Fourth Quarter Meeting Notes for the Annual Meeting & Luncheon  (Aladdin Shrine Center, Grove City, Ohio ) conducted on October 2nd, 2021 can be viewed on the Members / Coming Events Page
Snowbird Reunion 2022 & 2023 - We will be headed back to the Marriott Hotel in Lake Mary, Florida North of Orlando March 24th-27th, 2022 and February 22nd-25th, 2023.  Our Friday Golf Outing at the Timacuan Golf Club along with our other Friday activities have been finalized. The business meeting and luncheon will be on Saturday, March 25th.  Book your room for the early reservation discounted rate of $139 per night at Marriott Reservations. 

Click open the Snowbird Flyer below for complete details on the 2022 Snowbird.
Landry Hayslip
​The Ohio State Highway Patrol Retirees' Association is proud to annouce our new partnership with the Embroidery Wearhouse located in Mt. Gilead, Ohio, for embroidery and silkscreening services for clothing items with the Retiree's Association logo.  The six shirts pictured, along with other items, will be given away as door prizes at the Snowbird Reunion in Florida.  You can find the Embroidery Wearhouse on Facebook.  

Link to their Facebook Page at Embroidery Wearhouse and Screening.
Mike Hunter
Frosty Freeman with Butch & Brenda Collins