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 
June 11th, 2024
Coming Retirements - 

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


Sgt. Michael Mahaffey, Piqua Patrol Post                 June 14th

Tpr. Blake Prather, Marysville Patrol Post               June 19th

Sgt. Frank Simmons, Dayton Patrol Post                  June 20th

ET2 Richard Newsome, GHQ Radio Shop                  June 28th

ET2 Robert Schoonover, GHQ Radio Shop                June 28th

Financial Manager Jan Lawrence, GHQ Fiscal       June 28th

Tpr. Sherri Wells, GHQ Investigative Services        July 5th

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 
March 2024
Our Prayer List 
for our friends in distress (Updated 6/2)  

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. 

6/2 - Retired Sergeant Paul Newburn is being treated for low blood pressure and a low red blood cell count. 

6/1 - Retired Trooper Dana Jackson has been admitted to the Advent Health Hospital in Orlando after severly fracturing his left leg when he fell from a ladder doing maintenance work at his home. He is scheduled for surgery and is expected to be in the hospital for several days. 

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. 

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
Chris Colbert 


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Sunbird Reunion
August 2023
Support State Troopers of Ohio Inc.
Be an STO Patron!
New Philly Breakfast Club
May 2024
Retiree's Cookout
June 2023
OSHPRA_By-Laws__03072020.pdf
Annual Luncheon
October 2023
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Snowbird Luncheon 
March 2024
Dana & Jeanette Jackson
Retired Captain Howard E. Shearer, father of Staff Lieutenant Lance Shearer, age 86, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2024. Howard graduated from the 56th academy class on August 1, 1961, and retired October 10, 1992. He is survived by his spouse, Frances. 

 Service and condolence information can be found 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]
Retirees_Cookout_Flyer_2024.pdf
Steve & Diane Raubenolt
Welcome to the 
Retirees' Association
Nikki Snead 

We had a great visit with a our District 5 Retirees at the Lincoln Square V Restaurant in Troy, discussing the many issues facing our active and retired ranks.  Thanks to our District 5 friends Chuck Wright, Dan Dickerson, Bob Syckes, Jerry Miller, Kyle Albright, Bruce Ruese John Procuniar, and active Communication Manager Dane Mowen for hosting us.  We hope to see many more of our members at the Retirees Cookout on June 21st! 
Lisa M. Helton, age 54, passed away surrounded by her loving family on June 3, 2024, in Medina, Ohio.  Lisa is the spouse of retired Sergeant Terry Helton, 119th Academy Class, who survives.  

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