McElfresh named Batavia Post Highway Patrol Commander

Lt. Randy McElfresh is the new commander of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Batavia Post #13.

“I have devoted my life to law enforcement and I am excited to be the new commander,” McElfresh said in his office Feb. 5. “The Ohio State Highway Patrol, and all law enforcement officers, are committed to saving lives. It is always challenging but very rewarding work.”

McElfresh, a native of Felicity, became interested in law enforcement as a career during his sophomore year at the Felicity-Franklin High School. In 1994, he became a state trooper at the Batavia post (because he wanted to work for the best, he said) and spent nine years there before being offered a promotion in Brown County. He remained a sergeant there for three years before taking command of the Batavia Post #13 on Jan. 4.

In his new role as commander, McElfresh, 34, will be primarily responsible for the daily management and oversight of the post’s operations.