Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Christopher J. Williams has been selected as the 2011 Trooper of the Year at the Portsmouth Post and Dispatcher Drew Fry has been selected for the 2011 Ohio State Highway Patrol Telecommunications Award at the Portsmouth Dispatch Center.
The selection of Williams, 35, is in recognition of his outstanding service during 2011 at the Portsmouth Post. Fellow officers stationed at Portsmouth, chose Williams based on leadership abilities, professional ethics, courteous treatment of others, enthusiastic work attitude, and cooperation with supervisor, peers and the public.
Williams is now in contention for the District and State Trooper of the Year Award to be announced at a later date.
Williams joined the Highway Patrol in 2007. He started his career at the Willmington Patrol Post, then in 2009 he transferred to the Portsmouth Post where he is currently assigned. Williams is originally from Lucasville and a graduate of Valley High School. Williams lives in Lucasville with his wife Sindee and their two children Levi age 10 and Lindsee age 5.
The selection of Fry, 33, is in recognition of his outstanding service during 2011 at the Portsmouth Dispatch Center. Post troopers and dispatchers/communications technicians chose Fry 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.
Fry joined the Highway Patrol in 2000 and has served at the Ironton Patrol Post until 2009 when he transferred to the Jackson Dispatch Center. In August 2011, Fry transferred to the Portsmouth Dispatcher Center where he dispatches for Portsmouth and Ironton troopers. Originally from Ironton and a graduate of Rock Hill High School, Fry graduated from Ohio University. Fry resides in Wheelersburg OH.