The Ohio State Highway Patrol is mourning the loss of a longtime trooper who died this week after a battle with COVID-19, recognized by colleagues as a “pillar to the community.”
The patrol says Bradley Huffman, a 23-year trooper, and Army veteran, died Wednesday night after two weeks in the hospital.
Huffman most recently served with the Piqua District Commercial Enforcement Unit, but colleagues tell WHIO-TV, he spent most of his career at the Xenia Patrol Post.
“He loved his family. He loved his patrol family,” said Lt. Paul Lezotte of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Xenia Post. Lezotte said, for more than 20 years, he knew Huffman as a dedicated trooper, and loyal friend and colleague.
“Good all around person,” Lezotte said. “He was genuine. Cared about people. And – he had his faith.”
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