OSHP honors Trooper, Dispatcher of Year


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WILMINGTON – Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper David M. Beck has been selected as the 2019 Trooper of the Year at the Wilmington Post.

The selection of Trooper Beck, 26, is in recognition of outstanding service during 2019 at the Wilmington Post. Fellow officers stationed at the Wilmington Post chose Beck based on leadership abilities, professional ethics, courteous treatment of others, enthusiastic work attitude, and cooperation with supervisors, peers, and the public.

Beck joined the Highway Patrol in 2016 and has served at the Wilmington Post since leaving the Academy. Originally from Grove City, Ohio and a graduate of Bishop Ready High School in Columbus, Beck also attended college at Eastern Kentucky University. He has also received the Highway Patrol Criminal Patrol Award and the Ace Award for auto larceny.

Beck is a resident of Highland County.

Ohio State Highway Patrol Dispatcher Kayla Hilderbrand has been selected as the 2019 Dispatcher of the Year at the Wilmington Dispatch Center.

The selection of Dispatcher Hilderbrand, 31, is in recognition of outstanding service during 2019 at the Wilmington Dispatch Center. Post Management, Troopers, and Dispatchers/Communications Technicians chose Hilderbrand based on technical job knowledge and ability, enthusiastic work attitude, teamwork, and prompt and courteous response to the public’s requests for information and assistance.

Hilderbrand joined the Highway Patrol in 2016 and has served at the Wilmington Dispatch Center ever since. Originally from Sinking Springs, Ohio and a graduate of Peebles High School, Hilderbrand also attended college at the University of Cincinnati where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in 2011.

Hilderbrand and her husband Chip live in Hillsboro with their daughter Zoie.

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