WARREN CO. (FOX19) -- Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Jeffrey E. Staples has been selected as the 2013 Trooper of the Year at the Lebanon post.
The selection of Staples, 36, is in recognition of his outstanding service during 2013 at the Lebanon post. Fellow officers stationed at the Lebanon post chose Staples based on leadership abilities, professional ethics, courteous treatment of others, enthusiastic work attitude, and cooperation with supervisors, peers and the public, the Ohio State Highway Patrol says
Staples joined the highway patrol in 1997 as a cadet dispatcher and served at the Lebanon and Hamilton patrol posts. He earned his trooper commission in 1998 and served at the Jackson post before transferring to the Lebanon post in 2003. He is originally from Trenton and a graduate from Edgewood High School.