Every June the Ohio Troopers Coalition awards four High School Seniors a Memorial Scholarship to assist in furthering their college education. Applications are submitted to the OTC and reviewed by a Scholarship Committee that is composed of members appointed by the Chairman of the Ohio Troopers Coalition. The scholarships are awarded based upon the student’s scholastic merit, class ranking, their standardized test scores, extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation, character references, their involvement in school government, community service work and goals in life.
Each scholarship pays $1,500 per year and is renewable for four years based upon continuing academic performance thus giving a grand total of $6,000 in scholarship funding per student. Each scholarship is awarded to honor the memory of our brother and sister officers who by giving their life, have inspired us all.
On behalf of Trooper Jim Foltz, Chairman of the Ohio Troopers Coalition and Trooper Nikki Snead, Chairman of the Scholarship Committee, we are pleased to announce the following students that have been awarded an Ohio Troopers Coalition Memorial Scholarship!
There were a number of very qualified applicants for the limited number of scholarships awarded and we are proud of each student that submitted an application. Their accomplishments are all remarkable and the results of hard work and focused goals that they set for their career and personal life.
Congratulations on your Retirement Dave Riley and a Warm Welcome to Bruce Elling!!
The Ohio State Troopers Association recently announced the retirement of Staff Representative Paul David Riley. Dave has faithfully served the O.S.T.A. membership for almost ten years after serving the citizens of Ohio for 25 years with the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Dave represented O.S.T.A. members in the northwestern section of Ohio. When asked his favorite memory of being a staff representative, Dave said it was winning the Sgt. Daren Johnson termination arbitration. Post retirement, Dave will focus on working at his in-home business, Mim and Pap's Country Crafts. He and his wife, Doris, are master woodcrafters and can be found at area craft shows throughout the year. They reside in Marion, Ohio.
With a retirement, comes a new beginning. The O.S.T.A. is pleased to announce that Retired Sergeant Bruce Elling will be taking over Dave Riley's staff representative duties. Bruce retired from the Findlay post after 27 years of service, 18 years as a sergeant, to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Since retiring from the OSHP, Bruce has worked as a probation officer/bailiff for the local municipal court and as a shipping director for a salvage yard. Bruce is very excited to work as an O.S.T.A. Staff Rep to get back in touch with the bargaining unit members in the field and continue the good work that Dave Riley has so admirably performed for the last decade. Bruce lives with his wife in Van Buren, Ohio.
We will miss Dave but we know his passion for the members will keep him in touch and we are looking forward to working with Bruce! Thank you to both men for their past and future service to the men and women of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Beneficiary Designation Forms
Recently a letter indicating an update in your death benefits was mailed to our members. In the event that you would like to change your beneficiary information, please complete a new Beneficiary Designation form and forward to OTC. The new Beneficiary Form filed will supersede any previous designation. If you have any questions, please contact Tina Hunt at 800-544-7948.
You can mail, fax (614-781-7685) or scan and email this form to Tina Hunt, Administrative Assistant at OTC (email@example.com).
Troopers for a Safer Ohio
Troopers for a Safer Ohio (TSO), operating as a separate corporation from the Ohio Troopers Coalition, was formed for the purpose to endorse candidates that will support state trooper’s causes, work for safer driving conditions for Ohio’s citizens, and to work towards safer work conditions for Ohio’s Troopers.
As a separate corporation, it cannot be funded by union dues or by the Ohio Troopers Coalition. To raise funds to support its causes, TSO has contracted with a professional fundraiser, Telcom, to do phone solicitation. While Telcom does not call on behalf of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, its efforts are used to benefit the members of the Highway Patrol and Ohio’s drivers. The funds that are raised are currently used to financially support the following programs:
Troopers for a Safer Ohio is also just beginning to develop an informational program on Ohio’s “Move Over” law in an attempt to help keep our Troopers safer.
Cop/s Armament & Apparel
We are happy to report that COP/S Armament & Apparel has moved from a “merchandise closet” to a 12’ x 20’ fully stocked store room within the Union Office! You can also purchase merchandise from our store online by clicking on the "Store" tab above!
In case you're not aware, Cop/s A & A is a licensed vendor of OSHP and Under Armour apparel and accessories and often can get our members a great deal!! Make sure to stop by and browse our available merchandise!
Just a reminder, if you see something that you like on the www.underarmour.com website, we can order it for you if it's available and ship it to your home for a flat shipping rate of $6.50 Give Tina a call (800-544-7948) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if your interested! Anyone can order!
Union and OSHP Merchandise
COP/S Armament & Apparel Store
6161 Busch Blvd. * Suite #130 * Columbus (Union Office) * 614-781-7686 or toll free at 800-544-7948
Store Hours: Monday – Friday * 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.