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 
January 19th, 2021
                                                UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Information to send congratulatory cards can be found on the Members-Coming Events Page 

Sgt. John Hromiak, Canton Patrol Post                        January 22nd

Disp. Lisa Crosswhite, Piqua Com. Center                   January 30th

Disp. Jill Ehrhart, Bucyrus Com. Center                       February 3rd

Tpr. Thomas Murphy, Piqua LCS                                     February 12th

IT2 Doris C. Holzmeier, Finance & Logistics               February 26th

Disp. Manager Lydia Frey, The HUB                              March 5th
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
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 
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 1/19) 

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

Nancy Miller, spouse of retired Major Russ Miller, is being treated at Riverside Hospital for lung cancer, undergoing chemotherapy treatments. 

Retired Captain Ron Hoeft was hospitalized for 8 days with COVID and a fractured neck from a fall. He is doing better, recovering at his home.  

Kevin Stegner, age 63, father of  Active Dispatcher Supervisor James (Matt) Stegner, passed away on January 10, 2020. There will be a private service for the family in Chicago, Illinois. 

Active Trooper Brad Huffman (pictured left) is in serious condition after being hospitalized with COVID 19. Brad is being treated in the intensive care unit at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. His current assignment is with the LCS Unit at the Piqua DHQ. Please keep Brad and his family in your prayers.  Cards os encouragement can be sent to the Piqua District HQ at 401 East US36, Piqua, Ohio 45356. 

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.

With our condolences, we report the passing of Patricia Sue Marlow, age 79, spouse of retired Captain Robert B. Marlow, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021. Robert graduated from the 59th academy class on July 2, 1962 and retired on January 23, 1987.

Private services at the funeral home will be held for the family at a later date.

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

As a former uniform or civilian member of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, who retired or resigned in good standing, you are eligible to become a member of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Retirees' Association.  For only $1.00 per month, you will be included on our One Call notification system and granted access to our Member's only page.  Members receive a membership card, lapel pin, and vehicle decal.  Members are also invited to our four annual gatherings, including the Florida Snowbird Reunion, the Retiree's Cookout, the North Coast Sunbird Reunion, and our Fall Annual Meeting.  Click open the attached PDF, fill out the information requested and send to our Retirement System Office: 

Ohio State Highway Patrol Retirees' Association
Attention: Holly Carr
1900 Polaris Parkway, Suite 201
Columbus, Ohio 43240-4037
With our condolences, we report the passing of Chleda Lou Fisher Archer, 86, of Zanesville, Ohio, Beloved wife of retired Staff Lieutenant Verlin G. Archer, a graduate of the 51st Academy Class, who survives. 

Service and condolence information can be found on the Member's page. 
Fred Raby Tribute Video 2020
With our condolences, we report the passing of Susan D. Reasoner, age 70, wife of District 6 ET3 Dana Reasoner, on January 10, 2021. A private service will be held for immediate family. 

Service and condolence information can be found on the Member's page.
With our condolences, we report the passing of Dr. Earl Nelson Metz, M.D., 85 on Saturday January 2, 2021, in Rhodes Hall of the Ohio State University Medical Center, an institution to which he had dedicated his considerable professional talents for 30 years.  Dr. Metz served as a medical consultant for the Ohio State Highway Patrol Retirement System for many years.  Executive Director Carl Roark said, "Dr. Metz was respected and well liked by all who knew him.  His accomplishments in the medical community were extraordinary and we were blessed to have his loyal service to our OHPRS family."

Service and condolence information can be found on the Member's Page. 
2021 is a good year to join the Retirees' Association