Van Wert patrol post honors Dirr, Bowsher


Bowsher

Bowsher


Dirr

Dirr


VAN WERT – Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Michael P. Dirr has been selected 2021 Trooper of the Year at the Van Wert post.

Named as the post’s Dispatcher of the Year was Patrick Bowsher.

Fellow officers at the Van Wert post chose Dirr based on his leadership abilities, professional ethics, courteous treatment of others, enthusiastic work attitude, and cooperation with supervisors, peers and the public, according to post commander Lt. Tim Grigsby.

Dirr joined the patrol in 2000 as a cadet dispatcher assigned to the Van Wert dispatch center. He earned his commission in April 2002 and was assigned to the Van Wert post. In 2010 he transferred to the Defiance post, where he was selected as Post Trooper of the Year in 2012. In 2015 he returned to his current assignment in Van Wert.

Dirr, a graduate of Continental High School, resides with his family in Van Wert County.

Bowsher joined the patrol in 1997 and has served at the Defiance and Van Wert dispatch centers. He is a graduate of Edgerton High School.

Supervisors and dispatchers chose Bowsher, 55, based on his technical job knowledge and ability, enthusiastic work attitude, teamwork, and prompt and courteous response to the public’s request for information and assistance.

Bowsher and his family reside in Williams County.

Both Dirr and Bowsher are in contention for district and state honors as Trooper and Dispatcher of the Year. Those honors will be announced at a later date.

Bowsher
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