Police Officer Thomas Russell Portz, Jr.

Police Officer Thomas Russell Portz, Jr.

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Thomas Russell Portz, Jr.

Police Officer Tommy Portz was killed in an automobile accident when his patrol car struck the back of a stopped firetruck on a highway. The firetruck had responded to reports of an injured person lying in the highway median strip and had stopped in the left lane to investigate.

Officer Portz's patrol car collided with the back of the stopped truck at a high rate of speed, causing fatal injuries.

Officer Portz had served with the Baltimore Police Department for just under 10 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 1661

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 20, 2017

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