Springfield Post of Highway Patrol names trooper, dispatcher of the year

Trooper Tim Durham was named the Ohio State Highway Patrol Springfield Post 2020 Trooper of the Year. Dispatcher Douglas Webb was named the Springfield Dispatch Center 2020 Dispatcher of the Year. Contributed
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Trooper Tim Durham was named the Ohio State Highway Patrol Springfield Post 2020 Trooper of the Year. Dispatcher Douglas Webb was named the Springfield Dispatch Center 2020 Dispatcher of the Year. Contributed

The Springfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol has announced its picks for trooper and dispatcher of the year.

Trooper Tim Durham was selected as the 2020 Trooper of the Year at the Springfield Post, and dispatcher Douglas Webb was selected for the Springfield Post Dispatcher of the Year.

Durham joined the patrol in April 2002 and has been assigned to the Springfield Post ever since. During the course of his career, he has earned Trooper of the Year in 2005, 2006, 2011 and 2016. He also has earned the division’s “Blue Max” and “Ace” awards multiple times for apprehending suspects in stolen vehicles.

“Fellow officers, dispatchers and supervisors stationed at the Springfield Post chose Trooper Durham based on leadership abilities, professional ethics, courteous treatment of others, enthusiastic work attitude and cooperation with supervisory, peers and the public,” a statement from OSHP said.

Durham is a graduate of Mechanicsburg High School and Wilmington College.

He is a part of a local charity called Running 4 Life, which provides financial support to families whose children are diagnosed with cancer. The charity has given tens of thousands of dollars to local families to offset costs for transportation, housing needs and other expenses due to treatment, according to OSHP. The group also provides donations to local cancer research programs.

“I am very proud to have Tim represent our post and the entire community we serve,” Lt. Brian Aller of the Springfield Post said. “He truly embodies what it means to be an asset to society and a trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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Webb began working with the Springfield Dispatch Center in 2003. Since he began with the district, he “has consistently exhibited an excellent work ethic and attitude,” according to the OSHP.

“Douglas is always willing to go the extra mile to assist the public, a co-worker, a trooper or a supervisor. He shows a sense of urgency when needed, but still remains calm in tense situations,” a statement from the OSHP said.

This is the fifth time he has been selected as the Springfield Dispatch Center’s Dispatcher of the Year.

“I am proud to have Douglas represent our Dispatch Center which includes Clark, Champaign, Union and Logan counties,” Aller said. “He embodies what it means to be a public servant, and is an asset to both the public and the division.”