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 on October 23, 2014
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Coming Retirements

Trooper Max Rentz, Granville Post                     October 28, 2014

Trooper Allen Marcum, Elyria Post                    October 31, 2014

Trooper Kevin Flemming, Milan Post                October 31, 2014

Sergeant Kay Perkins, Cambridge Post            October 31, 2014

SLLI Shelly Downing, Cambridge Post              October 31, 2014

Trooper Rebecca Adams, Cambridge Post        November 5, 2014

Trooper Karen McElroy, Canfield Post              November 7, 2014

Trooper Jala O'Dowd, Bucyrus District            November 13, 2014

Major John Bistor, GHQ Operations                    November 14, 2014

Reception Information can be found on the Members - Coming Events Page

Shel Senek is working with OSP Historian, Barb Miller to enhance those items on display in Heritage Hall. We are asking Patrol Retirees to consider donating to the History Unit any artifacts that might be significant to the Patrol’s history, including print material, photographs or items used in the course of uniform and civilian duties (such as Radio Techs, Radio Dispatcher’s, DX’s, MVI Inspector’s or Load Limit Inspector’s)  Many artifacts are already on display in Heritage Hall. 

For example, Bill Fieger donated a complete scuba diving outfit. Until this donation, 
we were missing that part of our Patrol history. We can check to determine if we have any duplicates already in storage of what you would like to donate. 

 Email Barb or Shel at bamiller@dps.state.oh.us or swsenek@dps.state.oh.us or call 614-752-8234, 

We will respond to your email or phone call and let you know about your donation offer. Our overall goal is to have a complete history of the Patrol. Displays in Heritage Hall at the Academy will be changed from time to time to highlight significant events in Patrol history.

Congratulations to our OSHPRA Officers for 2015!  Gil Jones, President,  Lou Gliozzi, 1st Vice President,  Pam Sullivan, 2nd Vice President, Kevin Titler, Secretary, Brian Landis, Treasurer and Butch Collins, Past President.   Thank you for your service!
The OSHPRA 2015 Snowbird Reunion will be held at the International Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida, from February 27th to March 2. Reservation details are now available on the Member's page.

Update 10202014 - Additional information is now available about the Snowbird Golf Outing.

Administrative Professionals Day at the Academy
Our Newest Members!  Laura Mourne, Office of Personnel, hosted a tour of the Thomas P. Charles Leadership Wing at the Patrol Academy for some of our past and present administrative professionals. A special welcome to our newest Retiree Association members!  From L to R - Laura Mourne, Melva Dodd, Sarita Bower, Kathy Kral, Lowella Day-Jeter, Karen Franz, Libby Jenkins, Francis Huggins, Jackie Switzer, Rhonda Goins, and Linda Carson.  The Grand Opening of the Leadership Wing is scheduled for November 14, 2014.
Retired Sergeant Samuel (Sam) Smith of the Findlay District is recovering from open heart surgery at St. Rita’s Hospital in Lima. Information to contact him or send him a card can be found on the Member's page.
Major John H. Bistor, Unit 1284 will retire from the Division on November 14, 2014, after 35 years of dedicated service.  Information regarding final day festivities can be found on the Members / Coming Events age.