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 
July 24th, 2021
Coming Retirements - 

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

Disp. Rebel Martin, Wilmington DHQ                             July 29th

S/Lt. Kevin Miller, Legislative Affairs                             July 29th

MCEI Drew Fowler, Wilmington DHQ                             July 30th 

Lt. Tim Karwatski, Chillicothe Patrol Post                     July30th

IS2 Mary Watson, Computer Operations                        July 31st

Disp. Lisa Vilolette, Bucyrus DHQ                                     July 31st

Sgt. Kevin Kelley, Zanesville Patrol Post                        August 1st

Sgt. Steven Duteil, Piqua DHQ                                             August 2nd

Sgt. Paul March, Cleveland DHQ                                        August 2nd

Sgt. William Lee, Akron Patrol Post                                  August 3rd

Tpr. Rebecca Missig, Bucyrus LCS                                     August 11th

Disp. Tina Brown, Warren C.C.                                           August 27th

Agent Anthony Vassallo, OIU Akron                                 August 31st

Disp. Regina Brown, Jackson DHQ                                    September 30th
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
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 7/10) 

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

Retired Captain John W. Rohal is recuperating from a fall at Parkside Village Westerville (Danbury Senior Living). He has been there a week and isn’t sure how long he will be there. His wife said “he needs some attention” and asked if cards could be sent to the house and also phone calls, he has his cell phone. 

Retired S/Lieutenant Don Anweiler is being treated for lung cancer near his home in Mesa, Arizona.  Don is 92 years old, retiring in 1982.  Cards or calls would be appreciated.  A complete message from Retiree and friend Gene Hughes can be found on the Member's page. 


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
With our condolences we report the passing of former Trooper Joseph Newlove (1969-1974), age 76, of Wauseon, Ohio. In 1979, he began his real estate career and later was the sole owner of Joe Newlove Real Estate and Auctions.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Trasey Newlove. 

Service and condolence information can be found on the Member's page.
 With our condolences, we report the passing of Retired Trooper James E. Slagle, age 78, on Thursday, July 15, 2021. Jim graduated from the 71st academy class on August 5, 1966 and retired June 11, 1993. Jim is survived by his spouse, retired Dispatcher Rose Lee and was father-in-law to Trooper Eric Gonzalez. 

Service and condolence information can be found on the Member's page.
Taking a big step forward, the Retiree's Association has scheduled the Sunbird Reunion for Saturday, August 21st, at the All Occasions Banquet Facility in Waldo, Ohio, about 40 miles North of Columbus. With strict COVID restrictions continuing at the Ohio Veterans Home, we have moved the event to this venue for 2021. This will be an indoor event, capped at 120 attendees.  Details can be found at our website, OSHPRetiree.org. The sign-up deadline is August 7th. The cost remains $12 per person. This is our first event since the 2020 Snowbird Reunion in Florida. Click open the PDF sign-up flyer below. We hope to see many of you there! 

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The Second Quarter Business Meeting Notes (June 11th) are now available for viewing on the Members - Coming Events page.
Don Anweiler
WE ARE GETTING BACK ON SCHEDULE!  Retiree's Association Members should "Save the Date" for  these additional events that have been scheduled for 2021, 2022, and 2023.  

OSHPRA Annual Dinner - Will be held at the Masonic Shrine Center in Grove City on Saturday, October 2nd. This has been changed to a DAYTIME LUNCHEON EVENT!  Event Details are being finalized.

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 are being finalized. The business meeting and luncheon will be on Saturday, March 25th.  Book your reservation for the early reservation discounted rate of $139 per night at Marriott Reservations. 

The 5 public pension systems in Ohio will be implementing changes to health care coverage for Medicare and Pre-Medicare retirees. We are providing links to the changes for OPERS retirees, starting in 2022.

Pre-Medicare Retirees

Medicare Retirees