ohp http://kgou.org en Pettingill Stepping Down As Head Of Oklahoma Highway Patrol http://kgou.org/post/pettingill-stepping-down-head-oklahoma-highway-patrol <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">The chief of the&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;Highway Patrol is retiring early next year.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Col. Kerry Pettingill says he&#39;ll step down Feb. 1, 2014, after serving three years as the agency&#39;s chief. Pettingill started off as a trooper with the highway patrol in 1982 and worked his way up to chief.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:43:13 +0000 Associated Press 15081 at http://kgou.org Pettingill Stepping Down As Head Of Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Norwood Dies http://kgou.org/post/trooper-norwood-dies <p></p><div>A familar face representing the <a href="http://www.ohptroopers.com/">Oklahoma Highway Patrol</a> has died. A statement from the OHP says Captain Rodrick "Pete" Norwood died Saturday from a sudden illness.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Norwood was a former public information officer for the patrol and was frequently seen and heard on TV and radio stations across the state.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 12:22:42 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 2967 at http://kgou.org Trooper Norwood Dies OHP Pay Bill Passes, Hopes to Avoid Impending Trooper Staffing Crisis http://kgou.org/post/ohp-pay-bill-passes-hopes-avoid-impending-trooper-staffing-crisis <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14.44444465637207px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>The&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;House has overwhelmingly approved a $7.3 million plan to give state Highway Patrol troopers a pay increase.</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 16:17:00 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 1939 at http://kgou.org OHP Pay Bill Passes, Hopes to Avoid Impending Trooper Staffing Crisis