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!
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.
2019 Mansfield Post Reunion
2020 Curt Kordel 90th Birthday Party
Louis Sharp Classroom Dedication 2020
A Visit with Evelyn Reiss
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
Retiree's Cookout 2019
SP 683 Dedication
Gil Jones Leap Year Birthday Celebration 2020
In the 40 plus years of our existence, the OSP Retiree's Association has charged $1 per month / $12 per year for membership. How do we spend your dollar? The PDF below provides an overview of our expenses for 2019 from President Bob Booker and Treasurer Brenda Collins.The Association sponsors a number of events, (including the Retiree's Cookout and the Cleveland Police Museum's Vintage Car Program) reducing the cost of these events for our members that wish to attend. Also, Board members work for free, putting in many hours of volunteer time to reduce administrative cost. Thanks to all who have served on the board over our long history!
Retirees Colonel Tom Rice and Kathy McKinniss pose in front of SP-683 at the 2019 Retiree's Cookout.
COVID-19 Directives - Please be advised, the Academy will be temporarily closing effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The closing includes the work out facility, pool, locker room and OSP Credit Union satellite office - Major Chuck Jones
In follow-up to the March 20, 2020 notification for Retired Lieutenant John J. Schlosser, a memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2020, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 511 East Spring Street, Saint Marys, Ohio 45885. Guests may arrive at 9:15 a.m.
The Patrol’s Retiree Cookout, scheduled for June 12, and the Sunbird Reunion, scheduled for August 8th, have both been canceled in response to recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for controlling the spread of the coronavirus.
The Retiree Cookout, co-hosted by Ohio State Highway Patrol Retirees’ Association, the Patrol Federal Credit Union, the Ohio Troopers Coalition, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol Auxiliary has given the Patrol the opportunity to celebrate the many contributions our retirees have made to the Division.
The Patrol looks forward to continuing our partnership with our co-hosts as we plan for the 2021 Retiree Cookout.
With our condolences, we report the passing of Wilma K. Baughman, age 86, spouse of retired Trooper Herald G. Baughman, on Friday, May 15, 2020. Herald graduated from the 34th academy class on February 27, 1952 and retired on May 27, 1973.
Service and condolence information can be found on the Member's page.
Retirees Steve Stevenson and Denny Carmel continue to make their recoveries at home from serious health concerns and surgeries. Information to send them and other friends in distress cards of encouragement can be found on the Member's page.
Charlotte Gambill, wife of retiree Norm Gambill (pictured left with Colonel Tom Rice in 2014), is celebrating her 80th birthday on June 9th. With limited celebration options because of the Coronavirus crisis, the Gambill family would like to shower her with birthday cards the week of June 5th and are asking for Norm's OSP friends for a little help. Get the details by clicking to the Coming Events page from the Member's page.