Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 17 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Heart attack
First Sergeant Joseph Portaro suffered a medical emergency while participating in a physical fitness run near the West Virginia State Police Academy, where he served as the Deputy Director of Training.
He was transported to Thomas Memorial Hospital where he passed away.
Sergeant Portaro was a veteran of the West Virginia Army National Guard and had served with the West Virginia State Police for 17 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.