Hancock Prosecutor’s Office Honored By Highway Patrol

The Ohio State Highway Patrol recognized Hancock County Prosecutor Phil Riegle and Assistant Prosecutor Colleen Limerick in front of the Hancock County Courthouse on Friday morning. (video below)

The Highway Patrol presented Riegle and Limerick with a certificate of appreciation for their years of partnership and commitment to the mission of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

During the presentation, Lt. Grigsby of the Office of Investigative Services noted how hard the Hancock County Prosecutor’s Office worked on securing convictions in the cases involving the shooting of Trooper Brobst that occurred in October of 2021 and the line of duty death of Bluffton Officer Dominic Francis in March of 2022.

“This week is National Police Week, a very fitting week to be able to present some awards for the support that law enforcement gets from its community members and local public servants,” Grigsby said.

Hancock County Prosecutor Phil Riegle said he appreciates the recognition but it was a joint effort.

“We appreciate the recognition but that goes both ways, and the Patrol, especially on a couple of these big cases, worked tirelessly with us.”

See video from the presentation outside the Hancock County Courthouse below.