Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff Edward Porter, Jr.

Marion County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Friday, April 13, 1951

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Reflections for Sheriff Edward Porter, Jr.

Rest in peace Sheriff Porter.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 13, 2020

As much as I am reluctant to see anyone that young being executed, I would be far more reluctant to see him getting released after 10-20 years after repeating it.


July 24, 2017

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 27, 2016

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 11, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 61rst 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

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

April 13, 2012

Continue to rest in peace Sheriff Porter, we will never forget the sacrifice that you made for all of us. My prayers are with your daughter today and always. HEROES live forever, and you sir are a hero.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

April 13, 2012

The senseless and cold blooded murder of Sheriff Edward Porter, Jr. reminds us that each day we put on the uniform may be the last day we do so; but that does not stop us from protecting the citizens of our great cities or counties.
Sheriff Porter's death inspired the installation of "cages" in patrol cars to protect the officer(s), and prevent further harm. Although I was a child when this occurred, I wish I could have met Sheriff Porter and said "thank you for your selfless service".

Retired Major Patti Lumpkin
Marion County Sheriff's Office

April 12, 2012

Rest in Peace, Sheriff Porter. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

We will never forget the heroes and their families who sacified so much for the citizens of Florida, and you sir are one of them. May you continue to rest in peace sir.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


April 13, 2011

I hope this little sociopath got what he deserved. No one, ecspecially, a Sheriff, deserves this. May God have blessed your family and continues to do so.

CA McGahey
former Jackson Police Patrolman, Jxn,Ms.

April 13, 2006

Sheriff Porter Thank you for holding the "Thin Blue Line" before it was even called that. You are remembered.

Sr. Trooper Keith Miller (Ret)
Oregon State Police

August 8, 2004

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