Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper Michael D. Smith has been selected as the 2019 Bucyrus Post Trooper of the Year.
The selection of Trooper Smith, 38, is in recognition of his outstanding service during 2019 at the Bucyrus Post, a press release from OSP states.
Fellow troopers stationed at the Bucyrus post chose trooper Smith based on his leadership abilities, professional ethics, courteous, treatment of others, enthusiastic work attitude and cooperation with supervisors, peers and the public.
Trooper Smith joined the Highway Patrol in 2011 and has served at the Bucyrus and Marion Highway Patrol posts.
Trooper Smith is a lifelong resident of Upper Sandusky and a graduate of Upper Sandusky High School.
Prior to becoming a state trooper, he also served in the United States Army.
Other Highway Patrol awards received in the past include:
- Health and Physical Fitness Award
- Safe Driving Award
- ACE – Auto Larceny Award
Trooper Smith, his wife Erin and their three children reside in Upper Sandusky.