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!
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The Members Only page was updated 
November 27th, 2021
Coming Retirements - 

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

Agent Kathryn Dopfer, OIU Toledo                                       November 30th

S/Lt. Bill Stidham, GHQ Criminal Patrol                           December 27th

MCES Douglas Vansickle, Findlay DHQ                             December 31st

Agent Patricia Csuhta, Cleveland OIU                                 December 31st

Tpr. Glenn Carpenter, Intelligence Unit                             January 28th 

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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 2020
2020 Curt Kordel 90th Birthday Party 
Louis Sharp Classroom Dedication 2020
Annual Luncheon
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 11/24)  

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. 

Nadine "Deanie" Devoll, surviving spouse of retired Captain Jay Devoll was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle, currently in a rehabilitation facility. 

  Retired Lt. Mike Hunter is being treated for an unspecified cancer diagnosis near his home in Athens.

Landry Hayslip, son of active Lieutenant Bobby (Krista Bihl) Hayslip, Batavia Patrol Post, has been diagnosed with guillain barre syndrome, a rare disorder that attacks the nervous system.  He is very sick, currently in the Cincinnati Children's Hospital, ICU Unit.  Well wishes can be expressed to Bobby and Krista on their respective Facebook pages or the OSHP 1/2 Units Association FB page. 

Retired Sergeant Bob Vanderwissel has been in Riverside Hospital for about two weeks in critical care. He currently has a feeding tube and can't talk on the phone due to the pain it causes. He can however read short text messages.  Originally he had a tear in his aorta near his spline but has no idea what is wrong at this point. 

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
Welcome to the 
Retiree's Association
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Fourth Quarter Meeting Notes for the Annual Meeting & Luncheon  (Aladdin Shrine Center, Grove City, Ohio ) conducted on October 2nd, 2021 can be viewed on the Members / Coming Events Page
Sunbird Reunion, Waldo 2021
With our condolences, we report the passing of retired Sergeant Jack Leslie Thomas, 79, 89th Academy Class, on the afternoon of November 18, 2021 with his wife, Karen, by his side following complications of heart failure. Jack retired from the Ohio State Highway Patrol on May 23, 1997, after 26 years of honorable service. He was recognized with several accomplishments throughout his career, including the 1983 Trooper of the Year Award.

Service and condolence information can be found on the Member's page.
With our condolences we report the passing of Associate Member and former Trooper Gerald Moore, 85, of the 65th Academy Class, graduating on October 29th, 1964. He is survived by his wife, Judy. 

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

Fourth Quarter Meeting Notes for the Annual Meeting & Luncheon  (Aladdin Shrine Center, Grove City, Ohio ) conducted on October 2nd, 2021 can be viewed on the Members / Coming Events Page
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 have been finalized. The business meeting and luncheon will be on Saturday, March 25th.  Book your room for the early reservation discounted rate of $139 per night at Marriott Reservations. 

Click open the Snowbird Flyer below for complete details on the 2022 Snowbird.
Landry Hayslip
Thank you Captain Jerrod Savidge for providing this update on the progress of the New Bucyrus District Two Headquarters in the November edition of the District Two Retiree's newsletter. 

I’ve heard rumors over the past 25 years that District 2 was going to get a new headquarters, well the rumors are true and we are moving along at a lightning pace. The existing building will be knocked down and the new building will be built in the same general location. The garage/radio shop will remain, however the north side of the garage will be renovated to accommodate a new wash bay. The post, district staff and the dispatch center will use the boat factory next door as our temporary location. We will start preparing the temporary location in January and begin the transition of moving in March. Construction is scheduled to start April 1, 2022 with a completion date of October 2022.

The new building will be one story with no basement, it will have 2,400sq feet of storage in the attic. The new dispatch center will be noticeably larger and there will be a 500sq foot shared conference room. The overall concept is an open floor plan, the district side will accommodate our investigative section, crash reconstruction and the administrative investigation unit. District and the post will share a locker room and an interrogation room equipped with audio and video recording. - Captain Jerrod Savidge 
Mike Hunter