MEDINA TWP. — A new sergeant is en route to the Medina post of the Ohio Highway Patrol.
Trooper Cliffton D. Dowell was promoted to the rank of sergeant this week by Col. John Born, the patrol’s superintendent, during a ceremony in Columbus.
Sergeant Dowell will transfer from his current assignment at the OHP’s Elyria post and serve as an assistant post commander at the Medina post. He is scheduled to start Monday in Medina.
While in Elyria, Dowell earned the 2012 Ace Award for excellence in auto larceny enforcement. In 2010, he was selected as the Chardon Post and District Trooper of Year and earned the State Criminal Patrol Award, which is awarded annually for a minimum of 12 felony case investigations.
Dowell began his career with the patrol in December 2004 as a member of the 143rd Academy Class. He earned his commission in June 2005 and was assigned to the Chardon post.
He lives in Lorain with his wife, Aureangely.