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 
February 28th 2021
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Coming Retirements - RETIREMENT EVENTS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED 
                                                UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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

Tpr. Jason Hodge, Executive Protection                       February 17th 

S/Lt. Kenneth Ward, Finance & Logistics                    February 22nd

IT2 Doris C. Holzmeier, Finance & Logistics               February 26th

PO2 Gary Kelly, Ohio Expo Center                                   February 26th

Disp. Manager Lydia Frey, The HUB                              March 5th

Sgt. Sean Carpenter, Ohio Expo Center                          March 5th

Sgt. Richard Menges, Cambridge DHQ                           March 29th
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
2020
Snowbird 2020 Fellowship at the Marriott
Pension News - Summaries of the most recent OSHPRS Board meetings are now being provided to the membership. To access the summary, link to the Retirement System's web page , log into your account and click on "Board Meeting Updates". During the February 21st meeting, the strategic plan was updated and GRS Retirement Consulting provided an overview of their most recent actuarial report and its potential impact on future COLA and active member contribution rates.  
2020 Snowbird Golf Scramble 
Gil Jones Leap Year Birthday Celebration 2020
Snowbird 2020 Business Meeting & Luncheon 
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Your Guide to a 
Better Retirement
Our Prayer List 
for our friends in distress (Updated 1/19) 

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

Retired RT 3 Curtis Kordel was hospitalized for a few days after suffering an adverse reaction to his second COVID vaccination.  He has improved and is recovering at his assisted living apartment. 

J. Donald "Donny" Neal, brother of retired Dispatcher Vicki Smith, Ravenna Patrol Post, passed away on January 18th at the Cleveland Clinic, Akron General Hospital. He was 63 years old. Service information and condolences can be found at the Heritage Cremation Services.  

Daniel Scott Harrison, 62, father of District 3 LCS Trooper Daniel Harrison, passed away Tuesday, January 19th. Arrangements are incomplete, but will be private for the family.

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
Membership_Post_Card_PDF.pdf
2021 is a good year to join the Retirees' Association
With our condolences, we report the passing of retired Lieutenant Rudy Zemelka, age 70, 93rd Academy Class on Monday, February 15th.  He is survived by his wife, the former Debra (Bartolo)  Zemelka. 

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

With our condolences, we report the passing of Stanley Rolf, age 60, spouse of retired Trooper Lorraine P. Rolf, on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Lorraine graduated from the 113th academy class on September 10, 1984 and retired on August 21, 2009.

Service and condolence information can be found on the Member's page. 
With our condolences, we report the passing of Nancy Miller, age 83, spouse of retired Major Russel Miller, 54th Academy Class.  Nancy passed on February 22nd.   Nancy was also sister to Retired Sergeant David L. Maple, and aunt to Melissa Fellure, who is the daughter of Sergeant Maple and spouse of Captain Heber “Marty” Fellure Jr.A memorial service will be held at a later time. Condolence information can be found on the Member's page.
With our condolences, we report the passing of Retired Trooper Harold E. Pennington, age 77, on Sunday, February 14, 2021. Harold graduated from the 71st academy class on August 5, 1966 and retired December 1, 1998. He is survived by his spouse, Linda. Condolence information can be found on the Member's page.

There will be a private family service.