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 
September 17th, 2021
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Coming Retirements - 

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

Sgt. Lawrence Roberts, Cleveland DHQ                           September 30th 

Disp. Regina Brown, Jackson DHQ                                    September 30th

PTA Theresa Martelli, GHQ-HRM                                       September 30th 

Tpr. Mark Johnson, Batavia Patrol Post                          October 8th

S/Lieutenant Antonio Matos, Cleveland DHQ                October 8th

IS2 Ronald Bean, Findlay DHQ                                            October 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.
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
2020 Snowbird Golf Scramble 
Gil Jones Leap Year Birthday Celebration 2020
Snowbird 2020 Business Meeting & Luncheon 
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OSHPRA_By-Laws__03072020.pdf
Your Guide to a 
Better Retirement
Our Prayer List 
for our friends in distress (Updated 9/8) 

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

While cleaning his camper, getting ready for the trip to Ohio to attend Rev. Ellsworth's memorial service, retired Colonel Paul McClellan lost his balance and fell off a ladder. He suffered a broken right shoulder (in a sling) and a left wrist (in a cast). He also has a concussion. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers as he recovers.

Retired Trooper Larry Hetrick, 74th Academy Class,  is being treated for advanced prostrate cancer. Information to send Larry and Carol cards of encouragement can found on the Member's page. 

Retired Trooper David Stevenson, 75th Academy Class, has been diagnosed with Stage 4 lung and bone cancer.  Dave has served as the District 5 Retiree's Association Representative for over 32 years.  Information to send Dave cards or emails can be found on the Member's page.  

Retired Toledo MRW Bob Super is having on going issues in deteriorating health, has been determined to be legally blind, according to friend and retired DX  Pam Sullivan. Calls or cards from his OSP friends​ would be appreciated. 

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. 

RETIRED S/LT DOUGLAS C. WELLS IS BEING TREATED FOR A SERIOUS VASCULAR PROBLEM. HE IS IN HOME HOSPICE AND WOULD APPRECIATE E-MAILS FROM HIS FELLOW RETIREES. 

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 Merlin "Doc" Smith, 93, father of retired Lieutenant Gary Smith, on Monday, September 6th while in Hospice care in Sandusky, Ohio. 

Service and Condolence information can be found on the Member's page. 
The Second Quarter Business Meeting Notes (June 11th) are now available for viewing on the Members - Coming Events page.
Don Anweiler
Did you miss the Sunbird?  Make your reservation for the OSHPRA Annual Dinner today!

The 2021 Retirees' Association annual meeting and luncheon will be Saturday, October 2, 2021, at the Aladdin Shrine Center, 1801 Gateway Circle, Grove City, Ohio 43123. The business meeting will begin at 11:00 a.m. Lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m. Click open the reservation form below or by calling Holly to have the details mailed to you, 614.430.3555.

Reservations are due Friday, September 24, 2021.
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​Services have been announced for LLI Tom Rarick, 80, who passed on Monday, September 6th, 2021.

A memorial graveside funeral will be conducted for Tom Rarick on Saturday, September 25th at the LaRue Cemetery, located on SR37 North of Larue.  Full military rights will be provided by the Navy Honor Guard and the Bucyrus Military Veterans Detail. 
2021_OSHPRA_Annual_Luncheon_Reservation_Form.pdf
Larry and Carol Hetrick
Third Quarter Meetings Notes for the Sunbird Reunion Meeting (All Occasions Banquet Facility, Waldo, Ohio) conducted on August 21st, 2021 can be viewed on the Members / Coming Events Page
Colonel Fambro regrets to announce the off duty death of  active Trooper Donald (Andy) Ward, Unit 473, of the Lancaster Post. Trooper Ward, 48, passed away unexpectedly at his home. Trooper Ward graduated from the Academy in 1998 as a member of the 130th Class and served at the Lancaster Post throughout his career. Trooper Ward is survived by his wife Brenda and two adult children. 

Service and condolence information can be found on the Member's page. 
Paul and Margie McClellan
Sunbird Reunion, Waldo 2021
Executive Board Elections will be conducted at the Annual Meeting on October 2nd.  If  you would like to be considered for one of the five elected board positions, email the membership committee by clicking open the "Contact Us" icon on the left.  Positions include President, 1st and 2nd Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.