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Police Officer Robert Porter | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

Robert Porter

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Friday, January 19, 1996

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Two suspects apprehended

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Officer Porter was shot and killed on the night of January 19, 1996, after an argument outside of a bar. Officer Porter and another officer were both off duty and were recognized as police officers by three men. The other officer had testified against one of the suspects earlier in the day.

The two officers got into a vehicle and started to drive away when the suspects pulled up next them and shot officer Porter in the head, killing him.

Officer Porter had served with the agency for 7 years.

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Thanks to all of you that honored this young man!! I chose to sponsor his plaque at that hallowed ground where he gave the ultimate sacrifice, thank you all for your comment's.
God Bless all of you
It make's my heart soar!!!

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Plaque sponsor w/ jimmy binns
October 27, 2013

 

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