Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Ralph Arthur Painter

Rainier Police Department, Oregon

End of Watch Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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Reflections for Chief of Police Ralph Arthur Painter

To Chief Painter's family, Department, citizens of Rainier:
You have lost a wonderful husband/father, a great leader, a true friend. Our deepest sympathy and prayers surround you in your tragic loss. May God bless and comfort each and every one of you.

Chaplain Jerry Steele
Coquille, OR PD

January 7, 2011

Rest in peace Chief. Our thoughts are with your family, friends and fellow officers.

Chief Vince Lowe
Kentland Police Dept. IN

January 7, 2011

To the family and friends of Chief Painter, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you in this horrific time. I know from experience that there is nothing I can say that will bring you peace. But, I do pray that one day you do find that peace. Please know that ALL your brothers and sisters of the Brotherhood of the Thin Blue Line are looking after you. My heart is breaking for you all.

Cyndi Fezatte, Spouse of fallen officer

January 7, 2011

RIP Chief Painter. Thank you for your service. We will never forget you or the sacrafice of your life to protect others.

Detective Laura Price
Island County Sheriff

January 7, 2011

I wanted to express deepest sympathy to the family of this officer. My heart and prayers go out to you. May God comfort you in this tragic time. My brother is a cop and my biological father was a cop, so the men and women in blue mean a lot to me. Sincerely, Chris Boston

Chris Boston
USDA

January 7, 2011

I've been thinking of the loss of this officer since it happened. Being SO far away it's hard to know who to contact, and not intrude on. I just want his friends, family and force to know, people ALL over the world care that this man was taken so sadly, just doing hi job. My sympathies to you all. And, for those still serving, still stepping up each and every day, thank you, more than words can say.

Civilian Jo Ko
Melbourne Australia

January 6, 2011

God bless

Anonymous

January 6, 2011

REST IN PEACE. YOUR UN TIMELY DEATH LEAVES ALL THAT KNEW YOU IN TOTAL DESPAIR. YOU LEFT YOUR MARK ON EARTH, WE ALL WILL NEVER FORGET.

RETIRED DETECTIVE FRANK DEMARCO
NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

January 6, 2011

Rest in peace, my brother in blue. We have it from here.

Sgt. JG
Pittsburgh Bureau of Police

January 6, 2011

Thanks Chief Painter for leading by example. My prayers are with your family, rest in peace.

Officer J. Donaldson
Rockwall, Tx Police Department

January 6, 2011

RIP brother Ralph.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Det. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Department

January 6, 2011

My deepest condolences on the loss of Chief Painter; father, husband, lawman. He will never be forgotten.

Sgt
Chicago P.D.

January 6, 2011

My prayers and condolences to Ralph's family, friends, and co-workers.

Ptlm. P.K. Harding (Ret.)
Binghamton (NY) P.D.

January 6, 2011

GOD BLESS YOU MR PAINTER YOU WHERE MY FRIEND AND I AM A BETTE PERSON FOR HAVE KNOWN YOU..THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP BUDDY

Mike Jones
citizien

January 6, 2011

The Jaynes Family would like to pays respects to the Painter Family in this difficult time. God bless all of you, and the Rainier Police Department.

Officer Jeff Jaynes
Arizona Highway Patrol

January 6, 2011

I'm sorry.

Ret'd firefighter/paramedic Scott Kelly
Live in nearby city of St. Helens, Oregon

January 6, 2011

Rest in Peace, Brother. Thank you for your service.

Sgt. Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police Department (Michigan)

January 6, 2011

May God grant your family and friends the strength to get through these difficult times. Heroes will never be forgotten and you SIR, are a hero. I salute you. R.I.P. brother.

Detective Senior Sergeant (Retired)
Victoria Police, Australia

January 6, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Chief Painter, today and always... Rest in Peace Sir!!

Joyce
Sister of OFC. John P Harris EOW 8/19/19994

January 6, 2011

Chief Painter,

I didnt know you personally, but being former LE, it still hurts when a brother falls. I've only heard great things about what you did for your town and the citizens you watched over.Your loss is a hole that may never be filled. May god bless and watch over our family. Rest in peace.

Anonymous

January 6, 2011

Our deepest sympathy, God Bless, J.D.

Special Agent J. Douglas (ret)
United States Secret Service

January 6, 2011

God bless you and yours chief. Thank you for being the kind of man we can all look up to and strive to be.

Chaplain Jim Taylor
Fresno County Sheriff's Department

January 6, 2011

Rest in peace, brother. May God be with the family of Chief Painter during this time of mourning. We've got the watch from here.

BL Mitchell, Patrol
FCPD, VA

January 6, 2011

Rest in peace brother, you will not beforgotten by the Thin Blue Line. You have served your country and community well.

Ofc. Charles Robson (ret)
Ormond Beach Police Dept.

January 6, 2011

May God bless the Painter family and especially his 7 year old little boy who will now grow up with no father. This is a tragic event and a reminder to all just how precious life is. Chief Painter you're a hero and you will never be forgotten.

Benjamin Fredricks
Woodland, WA

January 6, 2011

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