Zanesville trooper in contention for 2018 Ohio State Trooper of the Year


By Christine Holmes, News Director

A Zanesville man has been named the Ohio State Highway Patrol Cambridge District Trooper of the Year.

Trooper Jonah Carson, who has worked for the Zanesville Post since October, was recognized for his work at the New Philadelphia Post with Trooper of the Year Honors earlier this year.

After earning district honors, Carson is now a contender amongst eight other honorees for the 2018 Ohio State Trooper of the Year.

Carson was selected by his peers for his work ethic, willingness to help others and his professionalism.

“He has been a driving force in the success of the posts he has worked at in crash reduction efforts, removing impaired drivers from the roadways, and apprehending people involved in criminal activity,” according to a media release from OSP.

Carson graduated from John Glenn High School in New Concord in 2011 and went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree from Muskingum University.

In September 2016, Carson graduated as a member of the 160th class of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy.

The winner of the Ohio State Trooper of the Year award will be selected by OSP’s senior staff and announced during an awards banquet at a later date.