Josiah Custer

Trooper Josiah Custer

WOOSTER -- An Ashland resident has been chosen 2020 "Trooper of the Year" by the Wooster Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Josiah D. Custer, 25, was selected "in recognition of outstanding service during 2020," according to a press release.

His fellow officers stationed at the Wooster Post chose Custer based on his leadership abilities, professional ethics, courteous treatment of others, enthusiastic work attitude, and cooperation with supervisors, peers, and the public, according to the release.

Custer joined the OSHP in 2016 and has served at the Wooster Post his entire career. Originally from Ashland and a graduate of Temple Christian High School, Custer attended Pensacola Christian College.

Custer has earned the Safe Driving Award, ACE Award for vehicle theft apprehensions, his Physical Fitness Ribbon–Star Level and is a Field Training Officer.

Custer and his wife, Cassidy, live in Ashland with their two children Brady, 2 and Daxx, 1.

This is Custer’s first time being selected for the award.

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