(Editor’s Note: This story has been updated)
ELYRIA — An Ohio Highway Patrol trooper based in Lorain County has been placed on administrative leave for allegedly falsifying statistics.
Trooper Corey Resendez, based at the Elyria Post, allegedly made traffic stops and claimed a traffic citation was issued when warnings were issued to motorists, according to findings in an internal review.
Lt. Robert Sellers, public affairs commander with the highway patrol, said in an email there is “no indication that anyone received a ticket who shouldn’t have been cited.”
Resendez was placed on administrative leave pending the result of an internal investigation.
Resendez graduated with the highway patrol's 152nd Academy Class in August 2012 and was initially assigned to the Wapakoneta Post in Western Ohio's Auglaize County, according to a 2012 highway patrol press release announcing his graduating class.
An Amherst native and the son of a police officer, he earned two psychology degrees from Cleveland State University, according to an interview he gave in 2012 to The Wapakoneta Daily News.
Resendez has twice been honored publicly for saving lives while on duty: Once for using CPR to revive an Elyria man who was having a heart attack on Sept. 13, 2015 on Furnace Street, and another for his efforts on July 22, 2016, to save a suicidal man who was preparing to jump from an overpass at U.S. Route 20 and state Route 511 in New Russia Township.