Trooper Robert Edward Porter

Trooper Robert Edward Porter

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, June 20, 1950

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.

Bio

  • Age 22
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Trooper Porter,
On today, 68th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Trooper for service and sacrifice for the citizens of of the state of Virginia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
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United States Border Patrol

June 20, 2018

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