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First Sergeant Joseph G. Portaro | West Virginia State Police, West Virginia West Virginia State Police, West Virginia

First Sergeant

Joseph G. Portaro

West Virginia State Police, West Virginia

End of Watch: Monday, March 14, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 17 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Heart attack

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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.

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My his soul be taken into Heaven, and may his wife and three children have peace in their mind and heart knowing that Joseph's soul is now in Heaven.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police
August 26, 2016

 

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