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BUCYRUS – Staff Lieutenant Travis A. Hughes was promoted to the rank of captain Monday by Colonel Richard S. Fambro, Patrol superintendent, during a ceremony at the Patrol’s Training Academy.

Captain Hughes will transfer from his current assignment at the Cleveland District Headquarters to serve as commander of the Bucyrus District Headquarters.

In November 1992, Captain Hughes became a cadet dispatcher assigned to the Bellefontaine and Marysville posts. In 1995, he trained with the 127th Academy Class earning his commission in November of that year. He was first assigned to the Lima Post, where he earned the Ace Award for excellence in auto larceny enforcement four times.

As a trooper, he also served at the Patrol’s Training Academy. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2004 and transferred to the Sandusky Post to serve as assistant post commander. He also served as sergeant at the Lima Post and the Office of Personnel. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant in 2012 and transferred to the Elyria Post, where he served as commander. As a lieutenant, he also served at the Cleveland Post.

In 2017, he was promoted to the rank of staff lieutenant and transferred to the Cleveland District Headquarters.

Captain Hughes received a certificate in advance leadership training from The Ohio State University’s John Glenn School of Public Affairs Safety Leadership Academy in 2013.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is an internationally accredited agency whose mission is to protect life and property, promote traffic safety and provide professional public safety services with respect, compassion, and unbiased professionalism.

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