Trooper Robert Edward Porter

Trooper Robert Edward Porter

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, June 20, 1950

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Robert Edward Porter

Trooper Robert Porter and Trooper Joseph Thomas were killed in an airplane accident in Allmondsville, Gloucester County, Virginia, after delivering a message to the family of a drowning victim that the woman's body had been found.

The troopers had dropped a tablet containing the note in the family's yard and were attempting to ascend when the Aeronca Champion single-engine plane stalled and crashed into a yard along the York River.

Trooper Porter was acting as an observer.

Trooper Porter was a United States Army veteran and served with the Virginia State Police for 10 months. He was survived by his wife, parents, and brother.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

aircraft accident

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"Rest-in-Peace," Trooper Robert E. Porter, You've Served the Virginia State Police and Your Fellow Man with Pride, Integrity, and Valor, and as long as a Virginia State Police Trooper-Pilot wears that Honorable Patch on Their Shoulder and those Wings on Their Chest, You Sir, a True Virginia Gentleman, Shall Not Be Forgotten!

Trooper-Pilot David Nichols
Virginia State Police Aviation, ret.

June 28, 2022

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