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 
December 8th, 2022
Coming Retirements - 

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

Tpr. Michael Gurlea, Warren DHQ                                           December 16th

Disp. Tammy Renfro, Lisbon C.C.                                              December 17th 

Disp. Dru Prater, Cambridge C.C.                                             December 19th

Tpr. Angela Spitler, Piqua DHQ                                                 December 19th

Sgt. Lisa D. Graham, Academy                                                      December 30th  

MCEI Glenn Maffitt, Warren DHQ                                             December 30th

MFCS Robert "Bob" Black, GHQ Fleet Management          December 30th    

Sgt. Jason Highsmith, Piqua DHQ                                             January 3rd

Disp. Dana Johnson, Cambridge C.C.                                       January 6th

Lt. Joseph Gebhart, Piqua Patrol Post                                     February 10th

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 September 2020
Louis Sharp Classroom Dedication 2020
Annual Luncheon
October, 2021
Marietta Breakfast
April 2022
Retiree's Cookout
June 2022
Your Guide to a 
Better Retirement
Our Prayer List 
for our friends in distress (Updated 12/8)  

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. 

UPDATE 12/8 - Retired Lieutenant and OSHPRA Past President Arnie Schropp suffered a severe strangulated hernia requiring emergency surgery on October 22nd.  Arnie had several complications following his original surgery and had to be readmitted for a follow-up surgery on 11/27.  He is now recovering at his home.

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.  

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
SHPFCU President Becky Landis 

Sunbird Reunion, Waldo August, 2021

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Snowbird Luncheon
March 2022
Snowbird Golf 
Pizza Reception 2022
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Fourth Quarter Meeting Notes from the Annual Luncheon at the Aladdin Shrine Facility in Grove City  can be viewed on the Members / Coming Events Page 

What were the OSHPRA expenses for 2022?  Treasurer Brenda Collins provides an overview on the Members / Coming Events page. 
With our condolences, we report the passing of Jane A. Cox, age 81, spouse of retired Trooper Dale E. Cox, on Saturday, November 12, 2022. Dale graduated from the 44th academy class on November 4, 1955 and retired on February 21, 1977.

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 
Arnie & Melanie Schropp
With our condolences, we report the passing of Billy Newton Sanford, the father of OSHP Auxiliary Lt. Colonel Jason Sanford. Jason was informed of his father's passing on Friday evening while he was working a detail at the fairgrounds for the Patrol. Billy retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after 30 years of service in the Alabama Army National Guard. 

Service and condolence information can be found on the Member's page. 
HPRS was just notified of the passing of Retired Trooper Gary R. Geisel, age 74, on Tuesday, November 2, 2022. Gary graduated from the 93rd academy class on December 17, 1971 and retired March 6, 1985. He is survived by his spouse, Marie.

Services have already been held.  Condolence information can be found on the member's page.
Annual Luncheon
October, 2022
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. 

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2023 Snowbird Reunion will be at the Marriott Conference Center in Lake Mary Florida, February 23-25.