Trooper Eric M. Stroud has been selected as the 2009 Trooper of the Year at the Swanton post of the Ohio Highway Patrol.
The post said Trooper Stroud, 27, was recognized for his leadership abilities, professional ethics, courteous treatment of others, enthusiastic work attitude, and cooperation with supervisors, fellow troopers, and the public.
The trooper joined the highway patrol in March, 2006, and graduated as a member of the 146th academy class.
He has been assigned to the Swanton post since his graduation.
Trooper Stroud, who is an Ida High School and University of Toledo graduate, is now in contention for the Trooper of the Year awards for both the district and state.