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!
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The Members Only page was updated 
May 4th, 2021
Those names hi-lited in yellow have scheduled a final day event with necessary restrictions. 

Information to send congratulatory cards can be found on the Members-Coming Events Page 

Tpr. Eric Weinman, Wilmington DHQ                             May 7th

Sgt. John Chesser, Xenia Patrol Post                               May 7th 

Tpr. Christopher Demuth, New Philadelphia                May 7th

Tpr. Matina Moore, Ironton Patrol Post                         May 7th

Sgt. Jeremy Mendenhall, Athens Patrol Post                May 14th

S/Lt. Karla Taulbee, Jackson DHQ                                    May 21st

MCEIS Jack Goins, Wilmington DHQ                               May 28th 

Sgt. Terrill Barnes, GHQ-AIU                                               June 1st

IS2 Mary Watson, Computer Operations                        July 31st
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.
Sunbird Reunion 2019
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
A Visit with Evelyn Reiss
Snowbird 2020 Fellowship at the Marriott
​Retiree Get-Togethers are coming back!  The monthly gathering at the Green Leaf Restaurant has resumed!  Join the gang on Tuesday, May 4th at 9:00 AM.  The Green Leaf is located at 2905 Cleveland Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691.  Text or email VP Dale LaRue for more information
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 5/3) 

Many of those in our patrol family, or their family members, are suffering through the hardships of cancer treatments or other life threatening illnesses.  

OSHPRA President Bob Booker will be looking forward to a 6 week rehabilitation and physical therapy as he recovers from surgery to repair a tear to the tendon in his left arm. Give Bob a call, text, or send him a card. 

As you may have seen on Facebook, retired Sergeant Max Wood was moved by health care professionals from his Florida home to his Ohio Home and has entered Hospice Care. You can see photos from Max's journey on Facebook. Visitors are limited to a few a day, but cards are encouraged. 

Retired Lieutenant Herb Gurwell has been diagnosed with Parkinsons and dementia.  As we heard from son Matt, Herb likes hearing from his Patrol friends, encouraging phone calls through a FB post.  Information to contact Herb can be found on our Member's page. 

Retired Dispatcher Rhoda Knauff, spouse of retired S/Lt. Robert Knauff will be hospitalized April 14th for back surgery. She will have 4 discs replaced and will be hospitalized for approximately a week before recuperating at home. 

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.

As a former uniform or civilian member of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, who retired or resigned in good standing, you are eligible to become a member of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Retirees' Association.  For only $1.00 per month, you will be included on our One Call notification system and granted access to our Member's only page.  Members receive a membership card, lapel pin, and vehicle decal.  Members are also invited to our four annual gatherings, including the Florida Snowbird Reunion, the Retiree's Cookout, the North Coast Sunbird Reunion, and our Fall Annual Meeting.  Click open the attached PDF, fill out the information requested and send to our Retirement System Office: 

Ohio State Highway Patrol Retirees' Association
Attention: Holly Carr
1900 Polaris Parkway, Suite 201
Columbus, Ohio 43240-4037
Fred Raby Tribute Video 2020
 With our condolences we report the passing of Linda M. Hrenko, 73, of Newton Falls, Ohio passed on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 in Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital.  Linda was the long time companion of retired Trooper Barry Silliphant, 93rd Academy Class.  

Service and condolence information can be found on the Member's page..
With our condolences, we report the passing of Retired Trooper Ricky Wells, age 54, on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Ricky graduated from the 122nd academy class on January 13, 1992 and retired May 17, 2019. He is survived by his spouse, Trooper Sherri E. Wells.

Service and condolence information can be found on the Member's Page.
​With our condolences, we report the passing of Wilma P. Jones, age 82, mother of active Major Chuck Jones.  Wilma went to be with her Lord on Thursday, April 15, 2021, at Marion General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. 

Service and condolence information can be found on the Member's Page.
As a reminder, you must complete a Weapons Qualification Record (HP-15C), that includes your personal weapon information, and submit it no less than 14 days prior to the qualification date. Retirees must bring their Division-issued ID Card with them to the qualification, and the retiree must supply weapon(s) and ammunition.

Click to the Member's Only, coming events page for scheduling information at the Patrol Academy. 
Max Wood
Herb Gurwell