Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Robert Porter

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, January 19, 1996

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Reflections for Police Officer Robert Porter

Thanks to all of you that honored this young man!! I chose to sponsor his plaque at that hallowed ground where he gave the ultimate sacrifice, thank you all for your comment's.
God Bless all of you
It make's my heart soar!!!

Plaque sponsor
Plaque sponsor w/ jimmy binns

October 27, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 16th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.. I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 19, 2012

"Petey" you will always be remembered and you are truly missed. I remember when you came back from your knee injury you worked so hard to come back. You always had a smile on your face and a kind word for everyone . I will always keep you in my heart. I SALUTE YOU SIR.

P/O Robert Long #4407
PHILADELPHIA POLICE

May 13, 2011

I passed you plaque today at 40th & Market Sts, and needed to find out who you were and how you died. My heart is burdened to think of the pain of your loss to your family. May God bless you and them. I thank you for your service and committment to our city. Rest in Peace Officer Porter.

A city resident

October 15, 2009

We share the same name and the same call of duty. I was in Washington DC at the NLEOM and did the name search and got an etching of your name on the wall. That etching is posted above my head in the patrol car to remind myself of your sacrafice to this job and world. Please rest in peace knowing I continue the fight with your memory close to me.

Master Deputy Robert Porter
Pickens County Sheriff's Office SC

April 7, 2009

Officer Porter thank you for your service and sacrifice . though i never met you in life , i know you by blue . you are my brother and we share the thin blue.....you are never forgotten.......continued rest dear brother we have the watch from here......

officer val pickens
b'ham pd/b'ham , al

November 18, 2008

We miss you Uncle Petey!

Anonymous

September 12, 2008

God Speed, Brother.

P.O.K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

August 27, 2008

How strange life can be. I met Officer Porter when he was in the 39th Dist and he was bringing jobs to the Det Div. He was so polite, and kind of shy but friendly, but knew his job and did it the right way. I liked him at once. Many times we had talks, but never did we connect that we already knew each other. When I attended his funeral, and he was referred to as "Petey" and I saw his mother, it came full circle, his mother and I had worked together and she brought her son "Petey" with her on special occassions, and I always talked and got a hug from her little boy, who was the nicest child you could met. He grew up to be the nicest person you could met, and I miss him, both the little boy and the wonderful man, a good cop he became, he was both at the same time.

Ret. Det Wanda Foster
NWDD

August 16, 2008

Never Forgotten.

P/O #7426
PPD

May 4, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 24, 2008

Honoring you again today as we always will.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

January 19, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE, YOU ARE A HERO JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

January 11, 2008

Thankyou for your service. Iknow your walking a beat above us looking over us down here. God bless your family and friends as another year passes. You are a true hero to us all.

POLICE OFFICER
9TH DIST

January 2, 2008

WOW! Can't believe your gone Petey. Love you and miss you. I can still remember you, and your baby brother sitting in my kitchen laughing and just having a great time. When petey was around, you knew you were in for a good time. Thanks for loving life and showing us all how to do the same. Miss you Family,

Director of Safety/ Johnathan W.
friend

November 9, 2007

I remember robert "petey" porter when he first came to the 39th district as a new officer. He was such a good guy and well liked by many. May you rest in peace, you will always be remembered.

police officer sheila smith
philadelphia police department

February 24, 2007

Althought it's been 11 years since you have been gone, it seems like yesterday. May your spirit continue to live on in those who knew and loved you. Your friend and classmate (277-D)

Lt Charles Jackson
Philadelphia Police Department

January 19, 2007

You are a true hero sir and will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

January 19, 2007

P/O Porter, you are not forgotten, brother.

P/O #5434
Phila PD

May 28, 2006

i enjoyed working with Petey but most of all i loved the friendship we shared. my own family members were fortunate enough to meet Petey and they too cared alot about him. Petey is one person who i truly miss in this world, however his soul remains with me forever.

det. micah spotwood
ppd

January 20, 2006

Just thinking about you Robert! May you continue to rest in peace.

Retired 369 & Aaron Johnson

January 8, 2006

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies...

Rest in peace, hero.

January 19, 2005

--------The final goodbye----------
It's been a while since you've been gone,
Guess I always hoped, deep inside,
that the facts weren’t true and someone lied, and instead of goodbye,
I would be saying hello to you.

Now my life carries on without you,
though I can't say that is so,
because each and every day
you fill my thoughts and dreams
and most things I do lately,
involve you it seems,
So how can it be that this is goodbye?
There are so many things we have to share,

So many plans to be made,
I turn to call you, I want to know you are home, but you're not there, you've already gone.
I’m not ready to say goodbye.

Some say that it's time to move on,
I know they are not wrong.
I move on, but I take you along.
I'm not ready yet,
to say goodbye.

It's been so hard to say goodbye,
and every time I try, I cry.
I just cant bring myself to believe,
that this is the final goodbye.

Anonymous

January 2, 2005

Thank you Sir, you are a true Hero.

Detective T. Henshaw
Bell Gardens Police Dept., CA.

March 4, 2004

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