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

Rest in peace Chief. Our prayers and deepest sympathy to your family and fellow officers.
You will not be forgotten.
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (retired 911)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

January 6, 2011

Rest In Peace Chief Painter. Peace to all families involved.

retired police officer bob lester
midland police department

January 6, 2011

Thank you to Chief Painter and the Painter Family for your service.


January 6, 2011

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

January 6, 2011

I have read the tributes on this page. They are for a brave, dedicated and exceptional Police Officer who was out doing what he was sworn to do .... serving, protecting and leading the great men and women of the Rainier Police Department as well as the citizens in the City of Rainier, the State of Oregon and his country... the United States of America!!
Each and every one of us thank you for your loyal and dedicated service Chief.... you are a brave man!
Your now 10-7 for the shift Sir, please keep a watchful eye over the rest of us.
My condolences to the Painter family and the Chief's other family.... his men and women in the Rainier Police Dept.

Bob Moore (Sgt - Retired) 1970 - 2001
Toronto Police Service. Ontario, Canada.

January 6, 2011

Chief Painter, may you rest in peace. You'll never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Department

January 6, 2011

May God be with you and comfort you during this horrible time of loss for Chief Painter's family, fellow officers and friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Chief James W. Leist (retired)
Sikeston, Missouri Dept. of Public Safety

January 6, 2011

We lost my son last week in a senseless act of violence. My heart goes out to your family during this sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tonya LeCroy
Mother of GA State Trooper - deceased

January 6, 2011

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Chief Ralph Painter. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
Your service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of Rainier Oregon will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

May the children of Chief Painter, know that their Dad is a HERO who we will not forget and will forever be in his debt for all he has done for us. Chief Painter. Thank You sir for your service and protection to us all, may you rest in peace. God bless you and your family.

VIP Jeff Claybern 750
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

January 6, 2011

I didn't know the Chief, but my husband did, and all he can say is "He was a GREAT guy". I can't imagine the pain and sorrow that his wife and children are feeling right now, and my heart breaks for them. I am a cops wife and this has hit close to home. God will look out for his followers. I believe that and I know that he has angels surrounding his family right now! May you have peace in this terrible time and know that Chief is up in heaven patroling the golden streets!

Krysten Chaney
Kelso Citizen

January 6, 2011

On behalf of the Tulalip Tribes and the police department, our prayers are being offered for each and every one of you at the Rainier police department.

And I pray that the creator of us all will accept our Brother and grant him the peace that he so valiantly struggled to bring into others lives.

Corporal Andrew James
Tulalip Tribes police department

January 6, 2011

Our hearts and prayers go out to your family and friends in their time of sorrow. May God Bless and Rest in Peace!

Cpl David Murphy
Tx Dps

January 6, 2011

Chief Ralph,

Your diligent service to the Citizens of Rainier, the State of Oregon and your grateful nation will be forever highlighted among the of the Heroic Halls of the Fallen Peacekeepers of this nation. We, who continue to serve and protect will do so in memory of you and in gratitude to your family. May God Bless You and Heartily receive you in Paradise.

Patrol Investigator Miguel Monico
Cornelius, OR Police Department

January 6, 2011

I and my family have known Ralph and his family since we were all young, we grew up together in St. Helens. We are sending to all of his family and friends our deepest simpathy in this tragic time. God Bless you all! So sorry for your loss.


January 6, 2011

I always thank God for our protector's He has given us. My prayers go out for Officer Painter's family , friend's and loved ones.


January 6, 2011

Chief Painter thank you for your willingness to serve your fellowman. You are a hero. May God bless you and your loved ones. May God grant your loved ones the strength to endure during this difficult time. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

January 6, 2011

when will this ever stop, no one has respect for the law.


January 6, 2011

You made the ultimate sacrifice a warrior protecting his good people can make; a sacrifice not many are willing to make. I acknowledge and deeply respect your bravery.

I am truly sorry for the loss of Chief Painter. I pray God will comfort the Rainer Police Department, the warrior's family and friends during this tragic time.

Detective Keith Gomez
Pasadena PD, CA

January 6, 2011

Today a true hero lost his life doing the job that he loved. Chief Painter, job well done. My deepest condolences to his family, friends, and department. RIP Chief.

David Potter
Cowlitz County Corrections Officer

January 6, 2011

Rest in peace brother...To Chief Ralph Painter I render a final salute.

North Greenbush, NY PD

January 6, 2011

I am truly sorry for your loss. I know he will be sadly missed by co-worker's, family and friends. Every day officer's deal with someone who can take thier life for no reason. He was doing a job only few do. He was protecting and serving those in his community and country from those who choose to do wrong to other's. My prayer's are with you all.

Deputy / Jailer
Osage County Sheriff

January 6, 2011

Prayers to Chief Painter's family, friends and co-workers. RIP, Hero.


January 6, 2011

Thank you for helping to better our world. May the Lord be with you and your family.

Special Agent
ICE-HSI Detroit

January 6, 2011

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“ uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place. As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say its ok you’re with your eternal partners. A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.

A brother law enforcement officer

Sheriff, Jim Weaver (Retired)
Jerome County Sheriff -Officer, Los Angeles Police Dept.

January 6, 2011

Rest In Peace.

U.S. Marshals

January 6, 2011

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