Three area residents were honored Friday during the Ohio State Highway Patrol's Annual Awards Ceremony in Columbus. Col. Richard H. Collins, patrol superintendent, presented the awards.
Trooper Robert M. Hayslip of West Union was named Trooper of the Year. He was selected from 10 District Troopers of the Year and has been at the Georgetown Post since April 2002. He and his wife, Krista, reside in West Union.
The Criminal Patrol Award was given to Trooper Nicholas L. Lewis of the Portsmouth Post. The award was given for most investigations of felony cases that led to felony arrests.
In 2007, Lewis had 36 felony cases and 40 felony arrests. He resides in McDermott with his wife, Elizabeth, and their two children, Reagan and Caleb.
David P. Kisor, a 35-year-veteran of the patrol, received an Employee Recognition Award to recognize excellence in field employees who are not troopers or dispatchers. He resides in Wellston with his wife, Geraldeen.