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

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.


Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

January 6, 2011

'Somebody killed a policeman today and part of America died'.

People who knew Chief Ralph Painter are leaving comments indicating that he was a 'Cop's...Cop'. No higher tribute can be paid.

Rest in Peace Chief ...'Blessed Are The Peacemakers'.
Prayers to family, friends, and the Rainier Police Department.

Sgt. Randy Keenan (Ret)
Alameda, CA Police Dept.

January 6, 2011

Rest In Peace

ACRES
SCOTT COUNTY TN

January 6, 2011

Funny how after High School we all move on with our own lives and lose contact. However, growing up in a small town,those years apart don't matter. When something like this happens, it sure hits home.
You were always a very nice person with a very big heart. You will truely be missed.
Rest in peace my friend.

Vhonda Freytag Kindred
Friend

January 6, 2011

So sorry to hear of your loss. May you know that during your time of sorrow and grief you are not alone.

Anonymous

January 6, 2011

We feel your pain and loss here in Ohio. A mere thank you is not enough to express our gratitude for his service and ultimate sacrifice. Godspeed to you, Chief Painter.

Holly Reedy
Wife of Lt. John Reedy, Clark Co. Sherrif's Dept., Springfield, OH

January 6, 2011

RIP sir. My heart aches for all who love you, especially your wife and children. They are in my thoughts and prayers.


I will remember you.

Constable Pandofli
York Regional Police Department, Ontario

January 6, 2011

Thank you Chief Painter for making the ultimate sacrifice for the fine citizens of Ranier, Oregon. You are a true hero and I hope you forever, rest in peace. God bless you and your family.

Mitch Cheselka
Sergeant, CA/OR Retired

January 6, 2011

Chief Painter.
Rest in peace brother.

Detective Dave Howell
Plano,Texas Police Dept-Auto Theft

January 6, 2011

My thoughts are with you, your family and police family.
Brother of Jeremy Chambers
EOW 04-24-2006

Chris Chambers
Saint Louis Co Police Dept

January 6, 2011

Rest in Peace Chief Painter. May your family be comforted during this time by Gods love and in knowing that you rest in the arms of the angels now.

Deputy Sheriff Thomas Dorsey
Pitt Co. N.C. Sheriffs Office

January 6, 2011

On behalf of the 6,166 members of the American Association of State Troopers (AAST), we extend our sincere condolences to Chief Painter’s family as well as the members of the Rainier Police Department. AAST members throughout the United States know first hand what all of you are going through right now. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Ken Howes, Executive Director
American Association of State Troopers

January 6, 2011

Rest in peace Chief.

Trooper
Ohio State Highway Patrol

January 6, 2011

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Chief Ralph Painter, and the Rainier P.D. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Chief Painter, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

January 6, 2011

Rest in Peace...

Detective
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

January 6, 2011

Rest in peace Chief Painter!
You will not be forgotten!
FACEBOOK salutes you!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

January 6, 2011

Rest in peace Chief!

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

January 6, 2011

My thoughts and prayers go out to Chief Painter's family and friends.

Leslie

January 6, 2011

You are a hero who served with bravery and honor. You will not be forgotten. Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of this brave man.

David Bodine, Ret.
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office

January 6, 2011

My prayers are with the Painter family as they face this very difficult time. God has truly called home another fine hero... God bless you and guide you home safely sir.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02

Anonymous

January 6, 2011

My deepest condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Chief Painter. Thank you for your service. "Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay his life down for his friend" Pro Bono Publico (For the good of the public) Rest In Peace Chief.

Agent Coffey
U.S. Border Patrol

January 6, 2011

God Bless you Chief and your family and friends. I might share with you some words which have sustained me through long dark nights of peril, loss and heartache and I quote "I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom." Abraham Lincoln

Officer Jeffrey Blose
Lake Alfred Police Department

January 6, 2011

My wife and I want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with Chief Painter's family, friends, co-workers, and agency. R.I.P. Chief Painter, we'll carry on for you.

Sergeant Mike Allen
California Highway Patrol

January 6, 2011

Rest in Peace Chief. I want to say you have my respect, a "boss" who was out handling calls and doing what the understaff does and showing leadership by being out there. I will pray for your family and department at this time. GODSPEED!

Ofc. Aaron P. Sparks
Newbury Police Dept. NH

January 6, 2011

Rest in Peace Chief Painter you've earned your new post
on the streets of Heaven. May God grant strength and comfort to your family,friends and co-workers.

R Eberhart Partner to Royce Anderson
EOW 10/26/81 HCSO Houston Tx

January 6, 2011

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