Tyler D. Rachel

For the third consecutive year, Tyler D. Rachel has been selected the 2019 Trooper of the Year for the Defiance Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Fellow officers stationed at the Defiance Post and dispatchers at the Van Wert post chose Rachel based on his leadership abilities, professional ethics, courteous treatment of others, enthusiastic work attitude and cooperation with supervisors, peers and the public alike.

Rachel, a Stryker native and Stryker High School graduate, joined the OSHP in 2012.

He is now under consideration for the district and state Trooper of the Year awards.

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