‘Troopers of the Year’ named


Staff report



Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Brett C. Hannum has been selected as the 2016 Trooper of the Year at the Swanton Post.

The selection of Hannum, 34, is in recognition of outstanding service during 2016 at the Swanton post. Fellow officers at the post chose him based on leadership abilities, professional ethics, courteous treatment of others, enthusiastic work attitude, and cooperation with supervisors, peers, and the public.

Hannum is now in contention for the Findlay district and Ohio State Trooper of the Year Award, to be announced at a later date.

He joined the OSHP in 2011, and has served at the Swanton post for the past two years. He started his career at the Van Wert post, and has worked at both the Findlay and Bowling Green posts prior to being assigned to Swanton. Originally from Swanton, he is a graduate of Swanton High School and Owens Community College with an associate degree in criminal justice. Hannum previously served in the U.S.Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment, completing multiple tours of duty in Iraq.

He has also been awarded the State Highway Patrol Health and Physical Fitness Award, Safe Driving Award, and Military Service Award.

Hannum and his wife, Katherine, reside in Maumee with their two children, Karli and Evie.

Trooper Logan M. Kirkendall has been selected as the 2016 Trooper of the Year at the Toledo Post.

The selection of Kirkendall, 25 is in recognition of outstanding service during 2016 at the Toledo Post. Fellow officers stationed at the Toledo Post, chose Trooper Kirkendall based on leadership abilities, professional ethics, courteous treatment of others, enthusiastic work attitude, and cooperation with supervisors, peers, and the public.

Kirkendall is now in contention for the District and State Trooper of the Year Award to be announced at a later date.

Kirkendall joined the Highway Patrol in 2013 and has served at the Toledo Post. He is originally from Lima, Ohio and a graduate of Bath High School. Trooper Kirkendall has served as a Field Training Officer in 2016, received his Criminal Patrol ribbon in 2015, and his ACE award in 2014.

Kirkendall and his wife Jessica, live in Toledo with their three dogs.

Staff report