Chief of Police Ralph Arthur Painter

Chief of Police Ralph Arthur Painter

Rainier Police Department, Oregon

End of Watch Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Ralph Arthur Painter

Chief Ralph Painter was shot and killed after responding to a local car stereo shop on Rock Crest Street in which a man was attempting to take a car that did not belong to him.

When Chief Painter made contact with the man a struggle ensued. The subject was able to disarm and fatally shoot him. The man then exchanged shots with responding officers before being wounded and taken into custody. He was charged with aggravated murder.

Chief Painter had served with the agency for 25 years and is survived by his wife and seven children.

Bio

  • Age 55
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Charged with aggravated murder

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May you rest in peace. Watch over your loving family, and your brothers and sisters too.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

January 5, 2017

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