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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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Another year. I made it one more. My last day is December 15th. Papers are in. I miss you. Even though I'll be gone, I'll still try and keep your memory alive in the Western some how. People remember. They moved on, but they will always remember. Till we see each other again, love you brother. Thanks.

Officer Todd Murphy (cousin)
October 21, 2016


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