2017 OSP Gallipolis Post Trooper of the Year Named

Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Russell L. Landrum

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio – Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Russell L. Landrum has been selected as the 2017 Trooper of the Year at the Gallipolis Post.

Trooper Landrum, 31, was chosen by his peers and supervisors at the Gallipolis Post for his hard work and dedication to public safety. Trooper Landrum was selected by his fellow officers for his leadership abilities, professional ethics, courteous treatment of others, enthusiastic work attitude, and cooperation with supervisors, peers, and the public. Trooper Landrum is engaged in removing drugs and felons from the roadways. He keeps up with the ever changing trends that involve the criminal element, his knowledge and drive to keep abreast of new trends makes him and others around him successful.

In addition to the Trooper of the Year award, Trooper Landrum also earned his Criminal Patrol Award in 2017. This award is given to officers that are successful in removing narcotics from Ohio’s roadways. Trooper Landrum received the Division’s Health and Physical Fitness Award in 2017. He has also served in the Army National Guard since 2007.

Trooper Landrum joined the Highway Patrol in 2015 and has served at the Gallipolis Post since being commissioned. He is originally from Jackson, Ohio and a graduate of Wellston High School. Trooper Landrum and his wife Michelle reside in Jackson, Ohio with their two children Collin and Taylor.