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Police Officer Thomas Russell Portz, Jr. | Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer

Thomas Russell Portz, Jr.

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 1661

Cause: Automobile accident

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Police Officer Tommy Portz was killed in an automobile accident when his patrol car struck the back of a stopped firetruck on a highway. The firetruck had responded to reports of an injured person lying in the highway median strip and had stopped in the left lane to investigate.

Officer Portz's patrol car collided with the back of the stopped truck at a high rate of speed, causing fatal injuries.

Officer Portz had served with the Baltimore Police Department for just under 10 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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Tommy,
Its been 5 years. I still have your locker upstairs. I still miss you very much. Being a cop for me is coming to an end. Its not the same. I cant do it anymore. 8 years man. It was good and I owe it all to you. I will never forget you and the Western. I wish you were here to help me with this decision. Ill tell you I'm scared.....Please keep looking after me after I leave the streets. Miss you, rest in peace.

P/o Todd Murphy
Baltimore Police Dept. WD, and Cousin.
October 20, 2015

 

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