Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

Wow, I received your condolence letter ref: the sudden loss of my K9 partner Old Dan. My family and I thank you. I read up on the tragic loss of your father, what a true hero. We are about the same age and though my father was not a LEO he died to young and prior to meeting my kids. My dad's birthday was the same day I received your card. Oh how I wish we could bring back loved ones, but someday we will see them again. Your dad is proud of you for taking the time to reach out to all of us. God bless.

Lt. Kent Keeshan
Bettendorf, Ia Police Dept.

July 29, 2014

Thank you Kristi for your letter expressing your sorrow for the loss of my fellow officer, David (DW) Smith. I was very touched by your sentiment and I will pass your letter on to my department.

I immediately read your dad's story and I am truly sorry for your loss. I hope you find peace. Your efforts to reach out to others is making a difference.

Lt. David A. Smith (retired)
Johnson City (NY) Police Dept.

May 16, 2014

i miss you dad. it's been a week of memorials to honor you and other fallen officers. it's been emotional. we've had nice support from our FBI family. i'm very grateful for that. i've been able to speak up and participate in the memorials by sharing some words... even got interviewed for TV. i'm not big on the spotlight but it's such a good cause - people need to know how survivors feel. i just wish you were here. i really miss you and i know mom does too. can't wait to be with you again.

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

May 9, 2014

God Bless the families and memories of Agents Jared Robert PORTER, and Charles W. ELMORE and keep safe their colleagues of the F.B.I. and all soldiers, peace and police officers and those who care for them.

one of those who care for them

March 31, 2014

Special Agent Porter gave his life in the service of others. May we all remember those that gave the ultimate sacrafice. Special Agent J Robert Porter left behind family members that were devistated by his loss. May those family members find lasting comfort in the knowledge that Agent Porter gave his all in the protection of others and in doing what he loved to do. Your legacy will be remembered sir. May God bless you and your family.

Lieutenant James Lucas
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

March 9, 2014

Agent Porter,
Thank you for the service you gave this nation. I am visiting your site to let you know that your daughter Kristi is living up to your memory. I just received a letter from her concerning the death of my K-9 partner Drake. I am touched beyond belief. Your daughter is a wonderful person to take her time and energy to write this letter. God bless the entire Porter family and may there never be another name added to this site.

Sgt Don Hodges
Anderson PD South Carolina

March 3, 2014

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

January 27, 2014

Today I received a letter from your thoughtful daughter wishing me a speedy recovery after being shot serving an arrest warrant. Her message was truly uplifting. What a wonderful person she is.

Rest in Peace Brother,

Scott McGregor

KCPD Tactical Response Team II

January 18, 2014

we are in san diego. will be visiting the FBI division that was your last work assignment. missing you and really wishing i knew more about you. remembered more.
another year gone. another year we've been apart. miss you. love you.

Kristi Porter

December 27, 2013

I learned your name through your daughter Kristi who sent me a letter wishing me well after an injury that happened on duty. You have a thoughtful and caring daughter. I know you would be proud of her. Rest in peace.

Patrolman William Kitts
Granville Police Department

December 17, 2013

The true personification of the word hero.

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

October 29, 2013

My husband was seriously injured in a car accident, during a pursuit, Kristi sent him a letter of support. We very much appreciated it.

Tracy Jenkins wife of Sgt. Nathan Jenkins
Harrison, AR

Sgt Nathan Jenkins
Boone Co AR Sheriff

September 14, 2013

Your daughter Kristi sent a letter of support to Deputy Brandy King of the Meigs County Sheriff's Office in Ohio. Deputy King recently lost her K9 partner, Zach. Kristi wanted to show her support to Deputy King, her family, and the entire Meigs County Sheriff's Office. It makes us all proud to wear a badge knowing that people like Kristi are out there. You should be very proud of everything she is doing to support everyone in law enforcement. God Bless.

Investigator Robin Ramey
West Virginia Division of Corrections

August 20, 2013

Rest In Peace Special Agent Porter, your service and sacrifice is remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.

Sgt. Jarrod L. Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections

August 20, 2013

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 9, 2013

I'm a sergean with Phoenix Pd and today received a letter expressing condolences from Kristi Porter, daughter of Robert Porter. I concur with Chief Denham that Agent Porter's daughter is very thoughtful. To take the time to put such feeling in the letter she wrote to me touched me tremendously. Daryl Raetz was a fantastic officer and he will be mist tremendously. My sincere thanks on behalf of our folks.

Sergeant David Rath
Phoenix Police

June 14, 2013

Your daughter Kristi wrote to me to send condolences for the loss of my friend, colleague, and Officer, Officer Justin Sollohub. It made an impact on me and I still refer to the letter for hope. I will not forget and I will share your story. You did something good to have such a thoughtfull daughter. RIP

Chief Shane Denham
Anniston Police Department

April 19, 2013

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

April 16, 2013

My deepest condolences to Ms. Porter, as well as your daughters and son. Not knowing Agent Porter I am nevertheless proud of Agent Porter for serving the people of the United States as a FBI agent. I know he was a good caring and loving human being as well as a loving husband to his wife and loving father to his four daughters and his only son, Assistant Special Agent Porter (Retired). I also know for a fact that Agent J. Robert Porter is in heaven serving our Lord and looking over his family, especially his daughters and son.

First Sergeant Tom Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

April 12, 2013

Happy Birthday Dad! I miss sharing our parties. I miss you. I'm really trying to feel your presence with me everywhere I go. It's hard to do this but I won't give up. I need to have you with me. I just wish it was in the literal sense. I could really use your shoulder to cry on and listen to your advice and words of wisdom. I hate that I miss out on so much. BUT, I'm still proud of you and grateful for all you did in this life.
Hope you've got some cake and ice cream up there.
Love you.

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

March 15, 2013

Special Agent Porter,

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the gift that is your daughter Kristi. I have read many of the posts that she has sent to you and it is clear that the short seven years you shared with her left an indelible mark on her personality. All these years after your heroic battle over evil ended, she still carries the torch for you and law enforcement everywhere. You should be very proud of her.

It is said that our legacy lives on in the form of our children. Please know that your legacy is alive and well and will never be forgotten.

Thank you sir for your service to your country and to your family.

Sergeant Stephen Gillen
Upper Gwynedd Township Police

March 4, 2013

To the Porter and Elmore family's,
My heart truely goes out to you all for your loss. I feel your pain. My Uncle was taken from us - Officier Joesph O'Brien EOW 12/24/1968 suddenly. I see his son (My Cousin) quite often and we look at old photos from time to time. I was only 10 years old and can still remember it like it was an hour ago. I believe in my heart that even though my cousin and Kristi could not of been with their Dad's longer, they both could not of made their Dad's more proud of who they are.
God bless all the fallen Officiers and their familys.

Jim O'Brien
Nephew of Joe O'Brien EOW 12/24/1968

February 14, 2013

For the Elmore and Porter families...I am working on a project to further honor their memory and sacrifice. I would appreciate any contact with family members and friends.

Please see my website, which has been successful for the past thirteen years in helping keep Leonard Peltier in prison and to honor the memory and sacrifice of Special Agents Jack Coler and Ron Williams.

“In the Spirit of Coler and Williams”
Ed Woods [email protected]

SA Edward Woods
FBI (30-years)-Retired

February 11, 2013

Dear SA Jared Robert Porter,

You are gone, but NEVER forgotten.

"God's First Police Officer"

In darkness silence of the night,
when all appeared safe and secure.
What this officer had no way of knowing,
he was beginning his shift of last tour.
Should have been a routine traffic stop,
he requested them not to exit their car.
However they had nothing left to lose,
and the shots could be heard from afar.
Things then became so very personal,
as his lifeless body lay on the ground.
Then you heard the words that stand still,
start me a rescue unit, Officer down.
A mist of glow befell upon the scene,
the Archangel in spiritual radiance shone.
Watching over those in the uniform of blue,
they are his charges, children of the throne.
While you never took the time to meet him,
our heavenly Father knows them all by name.
Their honor, integrity, courage and pride.
though none ever sought any glorious fame.
On bended knee, his head bowed low,
through tears that had come and gone.
Michael gathered this Officer in his arms,
slowly begin the Ascension's journey on.
There at heaven's magnificent gate,
was God, waiting for this soul to embrace.
"Welcome home my son, my first Police Officer,
come now and walk with me in eminent grace".
Katherine Raborn

Future Brother In Blue

February 11, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 34th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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.

I pray for the solace for all those that love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections. You must be so proud of your daughter Kristi...there are numerous reflections from officers she has written when she believed they needed comfort and support. Hopefully, all survivors can get to the point we can be stepping stones for those who are newer on this grief journey. Kristi, you are in my heart's embrace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 4, 2013

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