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 
June 19th, 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 

Tpr. Seth Howard, Warren District OIS                         June 19th

Disp. Robin Sanders, Cambridge DHQ                            June 27th

Agent Patrick O'Dowd, OIU Columbus                             June 30th

Lt. Barry Call, Jackson Patrol Post                                    July 1st

MCEIS Mike Schneider, Warren DHQ                               July 1st

Lt. Colonel Kevin Teaford, GHQ                                           July 2nd 

Sgt. Richard Sprague, Akron Patrol Post                        July 2nd 

S/Lt. William Menendez, GHQ-LCS                                    July 6th

Lt. Stephanie Norman, Wooster Patrol Post                 July 16th

MCEI Drew Fowler, Wilmington DHQ                             July 30th 

IS2 Mary Watson, Computer Operations                        July 31st

Agent Anthony Vassallo, OIU Akron                                 August 31st
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
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 6/17) 

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 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. Additional information can be found on the Member's page. 

Retired S/Lt. Tim McCarthy is recovering at his Florida home after suffering a heart attack.  Tim is on the mend after successful stint surgery.

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 Deborah A. Stotzer, age 65, spouse of retired Trooper Robin L. Stotzer, on Sunday, June 13, 2021. Rob graduated from the 101st academy class on January 13, 1978 and retired on May 21, 2010.

Service and condolence information can be found on the Member's page.
With our condolences we report the passing of retired administrative professional Mary Catherine Knapp, age 85 of Grove City passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Hoover Haus. Mary Catherine was born in Scioto Furnace, OH to the late John K. and Clarabele R. Maynard. She graduated from Hilliard High School, class of 1955. She retired from the Ohio State Highway Patrol with more than 20 years of faithful service.

Service and condolence information can be found on the Member's Page.
Tim and Donna McCarthy
Getting Back to Normal! - During the first week of June, many of our "Shriner" Retirees, led by "Parkers-in-Chief" Rob Hartsell, Tom Rice, and Bob Warner, worked the parking detail at the Memorial Golf Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, taking a big step forward into a post pandemic world. With relaxed COVID restrictions, excellent weather and a few million cicadas, the event was very well attended by the public. 

Taking another 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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Getting Back to Normal! - Thanks to those who attended the first 2021 Mansfield Post Breakfast at Paul Revere's Restaurant on SR97 in Lexington.  The next breakfast will be on Saturday, July 10th (always 2nd Saturday of the month) at 8:00 AM.  Thanks to Jim Fleming and Arnie & Melanie Schropp for coordinating this event.  Hope to see you in July! 
Douglas Wells 
The Second Quarter Business Meeting Notes (June 11th) are now available for viewing on the Members - Coming Events page.