Springfield highway patrol post commander dies

Lt. Brian Aller was hospitalized earlier this month with COVID-19.

The commander of the Springfield Post of the Ohio State Highway patrol, Lt. Brian Aller, 47, died Wednesday morning.

“The patrol can confirm the off-duty death of Lt. Brian K. Aller of the Springfield Post who passed away today,” said Lt. Nathan Dennis of the OSHP.

A Facebook page and GoFundMe were made in support of Aller after he was hospitalized after contracting COVID-19.

According to the pages, Aller was admitted to the hospital Sept. 11.

The GoFundMe page was made on behalf of Aller’s wife, Kristin, and his family to raise $10,000, according to the page. As of Wednesday, a total of $4,595 had been raised.

Aller was commander of the Springfield Post since January 2014, after working as an OSHP trooper for over 15 years.

The Champaign County Sheriff’s Office extended condolences to Aller’s family and coworkers at the OSHP, saying he “will be sorely missed,” according to a Facebook post.

“Lt. Aller was a previous employee of the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office (1996-97). Lt. Aller was a great law enforcement officer and a good friend. His contributions to the Clark County and Champaign County communities are immeasurable,” the sheriff’s office said in the post.

We have been informed of the passing of Lieutenant Brian Aller, commander of the Springfield Post, Ohio State Highway...

Posted by Champaign County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Many community members took to the Facebook pages, also expressing condolences.

Aller began his law enforcement career as an officer with the St. Paris Police Department, then later was a deputy with the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office before applying for the State Highway Patrol. He was then at the OSHP Dayton post for five years, and worked as a sergeant at the Piqua post for 11 years before becoming Springfield’s post commander.

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