General Headquarters — Columbus, Ohio
For Immediate Release: May
Contact: Lt. Tony Bradshaw (614) 752-2792
What: Ohio State Highway Patrol Fallen Officers Memorial Ceremony
When: Friday, May 4, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Ohio State Highway Patrol Training Academy
740 East 17th Avenue, Columbus
(Interstate 71 @ 17th Avenue, near Ohio Expo Center)
Who: Governor Ted Strickland
Director Henry Guzmán, Ohio Department of Public Safety
Colonel Richard H. Collins, Superintendent, Ohio State Highway Patrol
Family and friends of the Ohio State Highway Patrol
The Ohio State Highway Patrol will recognize and honor its 37 officers killed in the line of duty tomorrow. Family members of fallen officers will join former and current Patrol officers in observance.
In September 2006, the Patrol lost Sgt. Dale Holcomb and Tpr. Josh Risner of the Gallipolis Post in a traffic crash that also took the life of Gallia County resident, Lori Smith.
For more information on the Patrol’s fallen officers, visit the Patrol’s Web site at www.statepatrol.ohio.gov/memory.stm.
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Note to Editors: Media outlets planning to attend the Memorial should plan on arriving around 1:45 p.m. to protect the continuity of the service.