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ASHLAND – Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Tanner Guinther has been selected as the 2019 Trooper of the Year at the Ashland Post.

The selection of Guinther, 24, is in recognition of outstanding service during the 2019 calendar year at the Ashland Post, stated a press release from the Patrol. Fellow officers stationed at the Ashland Post, elected Guinther based on his leadership abilities, professional ethics, courteous treatment of others, enthusiastic work attitude, and cooperation with supervisors, peers, and the public.

The 2013 Galion High School graduate is now in contention for the District and State Trooper of the Year Award to be announced at a later date. He joined the Highway Patrol in 2016 and was a member of the 160th Academy Class and earned his commission that same year.

Guinther began his career at the Van Wert Post prior to transferring to the Ashland Post in 2017.

In addition to promoting traffic safety, Guinther also earned the Highway Patrol’s Criminal Patrol Award in 2019, which is given annually to troopers who excel in felony enforcement. He continues to maintain those high standards on a daily basis.

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