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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

I received a letter today from Kristi about a friend of mine (Craig Whisenand) who was killed in the line of duty. I can't tell you how much this letter meant to me, and all of us at our Department. What a great way to honor your dad by reaching out to Officers who have lost a brother or sister. May God bless you richly for what you are doing!

Det. Mike Eeten
Pekin Police Dept.

September 15, 2015

RIP my brothers,thank you for your service.You will never be forgotten.God bless you two.

Sgt.Patrick Evans ret.
Montgomery County police,Md

August 9, 2015

God bless sir, we won't forget.....

Deputy Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

August 9, 2015

Your sacrifice is not forgotten. May you R.I.P.

Ron Skeeters
Surviving Son Trooper Bernie Skeeters
Illinois State Police
EOW 5-20-1982

August 9, 2015

Special Agent Jared PORTER ... the passage of time will never diminish our sincere appreciation for your dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice for us. God Bless You and Special Agent Charles ELMORE as you continue to keep watch over your loving family, and FBI and Police comrades.

grateful civilian

August 8, 2015

Miss you.

Kristi

July 30, 2015

Dad,
Just got back from the C.O.P.S. retreat. They are always so powerful. This year was especially emotional. It's a hard year missing you. I thought I had come to terms with many things about your death but I think I was wrong. All the old emotions I used to have are coming up again. I thought I had healed... somewhat. Now I feel I've taken a step back.
It's such an ugly time for law enforcement right now. No one is appreciating those that are simply trying to protect and serve with honor. It makes me so angry.
It seems like more officers are being killed, attacked and vilified. Maybe that is what is bringing up the emotions I thought I had tamed. Then again, I know I will never get over you being taken from me and our family. Never.
I spent the weekend with my amazing Blue Family of other survivors and I always feel at HOME with them but then I have to come back to "life" alone.
I really miss that you are not here to comfort me. I really miss that you are not here to hold me, rock me, sing me to sleep. Even as an adult now I would still want those things!!!
I'm grateful to everyone who visits your memorial here and leaves comments. It keeps me going. I'm so grateful you are not forgotten. For many years it probably seemed like it but that is because we didn't know how to deal with what happened as a family and me as a little girl. I wish I could talk to you. I think if you told me it was going to all be okay I would believe you. Now I will just have to wait until our reunion in Heaven. I know it will come. I just wish it was now.
Miss and love you Dad.

Kristi

June 24, 2015

Special Agent Porter,

Today, while recovering from injuries sustained in the line of duty, I received a thoughtful letter from your daughter Kristi and was inspired to learn more about you. I will remember your sacrifice always.

Kristi, I am sorry for your loss and was truly touched by your letter, thank you.

Officer
California Highway Patrol

June 16, 2015

I found this page from reading a reflection your daughter left on another fallen officer's page and have read through all the comments here, with unabashed tears. You are truly a hero, both for your actions that tragic day, where you undoubtedly saved the lives of many others, and also for raising a truly extraordinary daughter who touches so many others. Rest in peace.

Sergeant Patrick Wright (Retired)
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

May 21, 2015

Thank you Kristi for your compassionate letter! You are demonstrating the most exemplary way to honor your fathers legacy. I know he is smiling down with pride. Please continue to share your love and support.

Officer Zane Van Zelf
Brookings Police Department

April 7, 2015

I received a letter of condolence from SA Porter's daughter, Kristi, for the recent loss of my close friend, Honolulu Police Department Captain Neville Colburn. I felt the need to learn more of how SA Porter died. Thank you for providing those details for me here. As a single father of two daughters, I'm saddened to learn that SA Porter's five children were forced to grow up without their father. My friend also left three children behind. My condolences to all of you who were close to SA Porter, as well as SA Elmore.

Lieutenant Phillip Johnson
Honolulu Police Department

April 6, 2015

I also want to thank Kristi for her very kind letter. Kristi I just read about your father. He left the best possible legacy in a child who grew up to become a caring compassionate adult.

Lieutenant Patrick Sullivan
NYC Police Department

March 17, 2015

I wanted to thank Kristi Porter daughter of Special agent J. Robert Porter, for your heart felt letter. On February 1st of this year I was on a traffic stop, while speaking to the driver of the car my patrol car was hit by a truck. The truck then hit me slamming me into the drivers door. I received minor injuries to include a fractured scapula and other injuries to my right shoulder. For you to send me a letter means so much to me and I could never tell you thank you enough. Your father would and is proud. Again thank you and my prayers are with you and your family.

Patrolman Richard Bedford #87
McAlester Police Department

March 9, 2015

Krisit, your personal letter was an INCREDIBLE way to honor the life of your dad. I will treasure it forever!!!

Deputy Sheriff Susan Perkins

January 26, 2015

Thank you for the kind and thoughtful letter Kristi, your dad would be so proud of you! I will keep it with all things that are special to me. ❤️

Officer K. Anderson
Garden Grove Pd

January 24, 2015

On Nov 14th, 2014 I was stabbed over a dozen times by an assailant in the front seat of my squad car. I too received a card and letter from this wonderful, kindhearted person. Thank you Kristi and my prayers go out to you. Keep your chin up. I am proud of your father.

Investigator Willam Gray
Chippewa County Sheriff's Office

January 17, 2015

I recently was injured after being assaulted by a subject under the influence of heroin. I received a get well soon letter from Kristi Porter, daughter of Agent Porter. I wanted to thank Kristi on this page, receiving such a heartfelt letter from someone I never met was a surprise. Thank you Kristi for supporting all of us in law enforcement.

Sgt. Brian Hummert
Penn Township Police

December 27, 2014

One's legacy is the character his (or her) children. And there is no greater sacrifice than to give one's life in the service of others.

Special Agent, Rest in Peace.

Lieutenant Bernard Flint
DOD Police Department

December 22, 2014

I am sure you know this but one of your daughters brings your legacy to bear in her tributes to other officers. I know that you would be very proud of her as she has been a blessing to so many.

Darlene Newton
friend of Story County Sheriff's Office

December 14, 2014

My thoughts and prayers of comfort are with your family. Thank you all for your sacrifice.

Officer Amy Thurman
Lexington (KY) Police Dept.

November 7, 2014

Never forgotten.
Forever Honored.

Civilian Volunteer
Los Angeles Police Department

October 26, 2014

Special Agent Jared Robert Porter,
you must be so proud of Kristi. I was recently assaulted by a burglary suspect which resulted in several stitches and a concussion. Today I recieved a letter wishing me a speedy recovery and safe return to duty. I did not recognize the return name or address. I read it several times and was inspired to read your story. Thank you for your service and for sharing you wonderful daughter with the LE community.

Officer James Hauke (K9)
Bryan Police Department

October 22, 2014

Kristi,

I was reading your comment about K9 Brunie so I decided to read about your father who was a FBI Agent. I think that your father was a true hero that day and probably saved allot of agents lives that day. I really know that you miss him I share your same feelings, I lost my father as I just turned 4 years old not like your dad, but a loss is a loss, no matter how it happens. I believe that your dad is with you every day close but not far away. You will see him some day and will make up on some much needed love. I believe that your dad had angels there that day to see to his needs and took him to heaven in the blink of an eye.

Best Regards

Joe Covington

Former Sgt. Joe Covington, M/C #4926
Corpus Christi Police Department

October 7, 2014

Dear Sir Jared Robert Porter, dear Kristi,

sorry, by reading the reflections I was pushed to write down my deep respect, my greetings. My thoughts went to the verses of the Holy Bible:

‭John‬ ‭15‬:‭12-14‬ KJVA

12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

Especially the 13th verse touched me and I liked to add 12&14.

You have sacrificed your life not only for friends, but also for strangers!

This is more than only a HERO - A FRIEND OF JESUS CHRIST!

This may give you comfort and confidence.

By searching and translation of this thoughts, I got the Biblical Word of the day from our church, I read this and tears filled my eyes:
John 15, 13 The word I searched five minutes ago.

I wish you all the best, that our Lord and Heavenly Father give grace in eternity and for you, dear Kristy, power and strength and an unshakeable faith and hope in the help of God and a reunion in eternity.

God bless you.

Kind regards from heart to heart,
a touched person from Germany

(sorry for my bad English)

Dr. h.c. Holz (theo)

September 6, 2014

Special Agent Porter, remembering you and your family on this 35th anniversary of your passing. I met Kristi at an Adult Children's Retreat in 2012 and she shared your story in a way that one would never forget. Losing you has left an empty place in her heart and yet she continues to console others and teaches us all how to go on. Nothing in this world can replace her Dad, but know that everyone who knows Kristi has shared her grief and remembers the man she so dearly loves. RIP

Judy Deckert
Friend from C.O.P.S. AC

August 9, 2014

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