Trooper of the Year

The Springfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is proud to present Trooper Timothy S. Durham as Trooper of the Year for 2016.

Trooper Durham entered service with the State of Ohio in the Division of Natural Resources on May 15, 1995. He later began his career with the Ohio State Highway Patrol as a part of the 139th Academy Class. Trooper Durham was commissioned on October 4th, 2002 and assigned to the Springfield Post.

Trooper Durham excels in all facets of being an officer with the Ohio State Highway Patrol. He takes pride in his appearance and has earned the highest level of fitness with the Division. Tim has consistently led the post in activity each and every month. His dedication to the safety of all Ohioans doesn’t stop there. Tim is also very active with our local schools and local charitable campaigns. His charity funds a program for residents who are less fortunate. He has single-handedly visited and presented at various schools in our area to get the message about safety out to our young people. Tim also finds time to be a strong figure for his wife and son.

Trooper Durham embodies the definition of a trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol. He is dependable and completes tasks with strength, courage and character. These attributes have earned him the respect of his co-workers as well as other law enforcement agencies within Clark and Champaign Counties.

He is a tremendous asset to the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Springfield Post. I am proud to present Trooper Timothy S. Durham for consideration as the 2016 District Five’s Trooper of the Year and Ohio State Trooper of the Year.

Dispatcher of the Year

The Springfield Dispatch Center is very proud to present Dispatcher Dawn Fremder as the representative for the Dispatcher of the Year for 2016.

Dispatcher Dawn Fremder comes to work every day with a smile and great attitude. She never complains about the tasks that are assigned throughout her shift. She is very approachable by the troopers, supervisors and the public. Dawn displays confidence and has the abilities to succeed and continue excelling as a dispatcher.

Dawn began her career with the Division in 2012 and has been assigned at the Springfield Dispatch Center. Her common sense, customer service, steadfast resolve and sensibilities made her an obvious choice for Dispatcher of the Year. Dawn has done an excellent job with organization and delegation of duties within the Springfield Dispatch Center.

Since she began with the Division, Dawn has shown she has consistently exhibited an excellent work ethic and attitude. She is always willing to go the extra mile to assist the public, co-worker, trooper or supervisor. She shows a sense of urgency when needed, but still remains calm in tense situations. Finally, her attention to detail is shown by the way she completes all her tasks in a timely and accurate fashion.

In closing, Dispatcher Dawn Fremder has the necessary qualities and abilities to excel as a dispatcher. Dawn is a picture of excellence and professionalism when it comes to dispatching. With her strong desire to succeed and exceptional qualities, Dispatcher Fremder would make an excellent choice for the 2016 Piqua District Dispatcher of the Year and ultimately, the 2016 State of Ohio Dispatcher of the Year. This is the third year in a row she has been selected as Springfield Dispatch Center’s Dispatch of the Year.

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