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Special Agent Jared Robert Porter

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, August 9, 1979

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Reflections for Special Agent Jared Robert Porter

God bless you

Nick mottola
None

August 9, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 9, 2020

Hi Dad!

Seriously. You are missed. I’m so proud to be your daughter, and so glad I’m Kristi’s sister. She amazing, right! I’m so in awe of the power she digs deep for to write such loving, uplifting letters of understanding condolences to so many affected in the fight for right. I’m so proud of her. And you.

She may not realize it, but she is doing what you would do, and always did. Lifting, building, helping, giving unconditional love and support to everyone you met. Even the guy who took your physical life.

Kristi. You’ll never get over how we don’t have our beloved, perfectly wonderful, kind, happy, guitar playing dad with us on earth, but we have him forever more. It’s not easy to ‘feel’ him when we ask him to be with us, but he’s here. Questions will be answered and peace will come in time. It SUCKS waiting. I’m with you.

Once, I was hiking in Arches NP. I pulled off the trail, sat on a ledge looking at the beauty surrounding me. Suddenly, I broke open. Sobbed and sobbed for hours, it seemed. Crying for all the time I’ve missed doing things with him, all the songs I couldn’t sing with him anymore, and for the first time, felt intense anger at the one who took him from us. It’s not easy to break open, but it felt good. I felt him there. I feel him when I read my scriptures and believe that I will see him again and the pain and horrid memories will all be gone.

The best thing you can do is to keep living for him and like he did. To do what he can’t do, write those letters that mean so much to so many. When those letters are read, it’s like lost ones are still real. What a wonderful loving service you provide. Just like our dad served. With the thought only to love, teach, help and connect humans to a greater purpose.

Dad. We are trying to be brave, trying to serve and love. You’re so proud of Kristi and the power and patience she has doing one more thing for you that you can’t do. Taking care of your Floppsy! (Do NOT tell mom I called her that. Only you can get away with it) We honour Kristi for taking such good care of mom. Give her more power and patience to continue her (your) work until it’s time for them to come home to you.

Love you so,
Gumpy (Valerie)

Daughter Valerie
Surviving J R Porter

July 26, 2020

Your sacrifice is not forgotten, your daughter Kristi continues to carry on your memory. She has touched many officers lives since your falling, what a special way to honor you. My prayers are with your family.

Melissa Morris, Captain
NCDMV License & Theft Bureau

April 28, 2020

Agent Porter,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Agent who was also killed in that incident for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

August 9, 2019

Thank you for your service to our country and the FBI. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

August 13, 2017

Agent Porter,
On today, the 38th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow fellow Agent who was also killed in that incident for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

August 9, 2017

Dad,
Mom and I really need you right now. Please be with us. Please lift us when we can't stand and help us fight when our spirits are low. You know what is going on right now. I know you do and we need you in our lives more than ever. I know Heavenly Father will allow you to help us. We miss you and love you.

Thank you to everyone who visits this page and leaves such amazing comments. It means more to me than you will ever know.

To everyone fighting the good fight... carry on in strength with your Heavenly Angels watching over you. My dad is one of them.

Kristi
Surviving Daughter of Special Agent J. Robert Porter
Federal Bureau of Investigation
E.O.W. 8/9/79

July 20, 2017

Kristi,
I've been reading through the reflections on your Dad's page, and I just wanted to say thank you for what you do to honor your Dad. The fact that you find the time and effort to write (actual!) letters to officers injured in the line of duty and families of fallen LE (human and canine) is very inspirational. I'm very impressed you write to international LE folks (how do you find them? Your dad would be very impressed with your detective skills!). Anyway, my pop wasn't LE, but he was a veteran and I lost him too young, which sucks to this day, 20 years later. Thank you for supporting those in LE, who sacrifice every day with almost no recognition.

Dev
ER doc and supporter

June 26, 2017

Kristi,
As many before me have written, I received your letter of condolence for the passing of my K9 Doerak. Words cannot express the thank you from me and my family. I am truly sorry for the loss of your father, I can only imagine how difficult life is without him. Just know he would be extremely proud of you and your work to support the thin blue line. Thank you again and god bless.

Detective Stephen Elswick
Aurora Police Department, Aurora CO

March 20, 2017

Kristi,
Thank you for your kind words. It is very refreshing to know the LE family is alive and well! We do look out for and support each other.
A very special way to honor your father and others.

Lieutenant Don B. Miller
Stephenville Tx. PD

March 16, 2017

Kristi,
Seeing our partners, our loved go before us is never easy. Knowing there are those there to keep us trudging forward is comforting. Know that you and your family has that same support now to this day, as I am sure it would have then.

Sgt. William Andrew
Windham Maine Police Dept.

February 21, 2017

Kristi thank you for producing this page on your father. I worked with him (I was a file clerk) in the mid 1970s in San Francisco always enjoyed his fun attitude and friendship I also am a riend of your Brother Ken here in Salt Lake God Bless

Steve Mayfield
Salt Lake City Police Crime Lab

November 10, 2016

Sir your passing will never be forgotten and because of Kristi your memory will be shared will many for years to come.

Kristi,
I want to thank you for the letter you sent when we lost K9 Bodi to cancer. The gesture meant so much to my family and I and it really has helped with the healing process. I wish you only the best in the future.

Cpl. M. Sanchez
Anne Arundel County Police (MD)

October 7, 2016

S/A Porter,

Wow do you have a special little girl.... She is so big hearted, I can only imagine how she got that way. You are a part of her and she is a reflection of you. That is the mark Daddy's want to make for their children. You made the world better, not only by your service, but by leading your little girl to do for others.

Kristi.....
I am so very sorry for your loss. I can't imagine the loss, nor the feelings. Your Daddy was a Hero to so many, both to those that knew him and to those that didn't. I will continue to pray for you and your family.

Sgt Phil Abdoo
Macomb County Sheriff's Office

September 15, 2016

“Thank You” Kristi Porter, daughter of Special Agent R. Porter, for the unexpected and heartfelt letter. On April 9, 2016 while in the line of duty I sustained a stabbing injury which ultimately had me off work for some time. Upon my return to work following my recovery I was presented with a letter sent to me from Kristi. The fact I received a letter from someone I have never met, from so far away and wishing me a speedy recovery was such an incredible feeling. The timing of such a letter was perfect and I will forever be grateful. Kristi your father would be so proud. Thank you for supporting all of us in law enforcement and please continue doing what you do.

OFFICER C. JUDSON
"WINDSOR POLICE" CANADA

August 10, 2016

Kristi, I wore your Dad's bracelet yesterday, the anniversary of his EOW. Jim and I thought of you and your family all thru the day, knowing how the good and bad memories would fill your mind and hearts. We thank your dad for his service to our country. He will always be remembered and honored for the good man he was....for the father who was taken much too soon. Sending you love.

Judy Deckert

August 10, 2016

Thank you Agent Jared Porter for both you and your daughter, Kristi's, dedicated service to your community and brothers and sisters in Blue.

supporter

August 9, 2016

Kristi, Thank You for the letter. God bless. It's the little things that other people do that help us move forward.

Officer James Murphy
Leicester Police Department

July 11, 2016

I barely learned who you were today. I believe you were a great friend to my family during the time you served. Thanks for all you did for them and for your service.

Sanchez family

May 8, 2016

Kristi,
Thank you so much for the letter you sent in reference to the line of duty death of my friend, Allen Jacobs. Your father would be very proud of you for what you are doing for the law enforcement family. It means a lot to have your support.

Sgt. Michael Yearout
Greenville Police Department

May 5, 2016

Kristi,
I received your letter today. Thank you so very much. Thank you for what you do, it means a lot. What a great way to honor your Father, a true HERO.

I ask that you keep my department in your prayers as we mourn the loss of an Officer on March 18, 2016, who was shot and killed in the line of duty.

Sergeant Michael Austin
Greenville Police Department (SC)

April 11, 2016

Dear Kristi,
I was pleasantly surprised to receive your letter on the passing of my beloved K-9 partner Orry.
At a time in our history where the appreciation of law enforcement is at a seemingly all time low there are beacons of light that shine through and reaffirm that there are GOOD people out there.
Sentiments like yours from a person so deeply effected by the brutality of man which was thrust upon your family means so much. That you would think to extend me a comforting thought speaks volumes of you and your family. Your dear father would be so proud of you as you have enlightened so many lives through your care and compassion.
God speed your progress in coping with your losses Kristi, but don't be in too much of a hurry to meet your Father. I suspect he would want you to live a long life of helping others heal and come to terms with their own loss.
Always in my thoughts, Jason

Ofc Jason Vodnik *179
Oak Forest (Illinois) PD

February 27, 2016

FBI Agent Jared Robert Porter and your beautiful Kristi,

Let you keep watching over people and touching their hearts through Kristi. You must be proud.

Kristi, after being run down by a stolen car I returned to partial duties after 3 months off work to find your gratious letter on my desk.

A tear came to my eyes and my heart melted with your warmth when i read it because you were the only person who acknowledged the dangers we do face in the line of duty. Not many law enforcement personnel get the thankyou that makes the world so much brighter, and even though we dont expect it, in these times it does help us to stay positive. I thank you so much for taking the time to write and i wish you so much happiness for the future.

No one deserved what happened to you and your dad, my daughter is 5. I could only imagine...

Take very good care,

S/C Damien SARTORI

Senior Constable
Victoria (Australia) Police

February 17, 2016

Special Agent Porter,

Today I unexpectedly received a peaceful letter wishing me well and hoping that I have a speedy recovery. It was from your wonderful daughter Kristi.

Recently I was approached by an unarmed man who was following my instructions to surrender himself for a related criminal offence. Within point blank range he pulled a concealed 45 caliber handgun and shot at me several times, striking me in the shoulder and in my neck.

By the guided hand of God, the bullet missed my windpipe and corodid artery by less than 1/8 of an inch.

I am humbled by the learning of your unnecessary fate yet so greatful to have received such a wonderful letter of support from your daughter.

I will cherish it forever.

Your memory will live on.

Cst. Neal Ridley
NRPS, Ontario, Canada

November 25, 2015

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