After starting his career as a cadet dispatcher, Trooper Mike Forshey will turn in his badge, uniform and gear at the end of his last shift on Friday as he retires from serving 31-years with the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
"It's going to be kind of interesting, it's going to be a little different not being part of the team, not being part of what's bigger than you are. But I'm really looking forward to doing something else for a while," said Forshey.
Forshey says he excited to spend his first summer off taking motorcycle trips, camping trips, and just enjoying retirement before he begins his next adventure in the construction business. Forshey described his career as being both stressful and gratifying and says there are a lot of things he will miss.
"I'll miss the guys. I'm going to miss the guys and I'll miss the job, don't get me wrong, I'll miss the job. I work with a collection of some of the finest individuals that you're ever going to run across."Although Forshey is turning in his badge, he will leave with a better one when he is presented with a retirement badge and plaque.