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.

Bio

  • Age 22
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Thank you for your service and know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 9, 2020

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