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 brother

a cop
st louis police

January 5, 2011

Prayers for the family...Salute to the Chief

Robby Anger, Officer in Charge
Cohocton Town Police, NY

January 5, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with Chief Painter's family and the members of the Rainier Police Department. God Bless.

Commander Mike Cooke
Clark County Sheriff's Office

January 5, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Chief Painter's family and colleagues. This is a tragic loss that is felt by many.

Police couple
RCMP - Saskatchewan, Canada

January 5, 2011

Rest in peace Brother, we met last about 2 years ago about a meeting between of ajointing Counties. My PPB wife and I cried tonight about your sacrifice. The MCSO Honor Guard will be present to Honor you, your Family and your Sacrifice and Service. RB

Captain R. Bishop
Multnomah County Sheif's Office

January 5, 2011

So glad the justice system does not take these kind of criminals lightly. May this man get the maximum penalty he deserves. If those guys would just stop and think a second, crime is not worth the outcome.......not for a second.

Anonymous

January 5, 2011

May you rest in peace Chief Painter. The rest of your brothers and sisters will take it from here. Thank You for your service.

Patrolman
Mt. Carmel Township Police Dept., PA

January 5, 2011

RIP BROTHER...YOU MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE....MAY GOD GRANT PEACE TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY....

DEPUTY J. STROM
ONONDAGA COUNTY SHERIFFS- SYRACUSE,NY

January 5, 2011

although i did not know you, you are still my brother...watch over us from above..

Police Officer
Woodburn Police

January 5, 2011

RIP Chief.

Q132
LEO

January 5, 2011

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with the personal family and the work family, This is a devastating loss.

dispatcher/ latanya
rcc

January 5, 2011

On behalf of the Gajda family I would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Chief Painter. May God give you strength to get you through the tough journey ahead. RIP Chief Painter

Christine
Mother of Officer Steve Gajda
EOW 01-01-98

Mother of Fallen LAPD Officer

January 5, 2011

RIP Chief.

Anonymous

January 5, 2011

Rest in peace Chief Painter. My sincere condolences to your family and to your department that you led by example. God speed sir as you now patrol the streets of gold. Terry F. Zech

OFC TERRY F. ZECH(RET) USN(RET)
VETERAN AFFAIRS POLICE DEPT, DETROIT MICHIGAN

January 5, 2011

ANOTHER HERO taken too soon. Thank you for your service and bravery. God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa
GEORGIA CIVILIAN

January 5, 2011

He was a great Officer and Man on or off duty. Rainier is a very small town,where everyone knows everyone. He was liked and loved by all who met and knew him, but most of all respected. This is a terrible tragedy for His Wife,Children,Family,Friends and Citizens of Rainier.He will be truly missed. My thoughts and Prayers for anyone that knew him.But most of all for his Wife and Children he leaves behind.Rest Peacefully Officer Painter.

Shannon Bales

January 5, 2011

Rest in peace, Chief Painter. Thank you for your many years of service to your community. You will be missed. Prayers for your family, friends, and fellow law enforcement brothers & sisters. Godspeed, sir.

Kathy B
Citizen

January 5, 2011

Chief Painter may you rest in peace brother. For those detailed to carry on you are in our thoughts and prayers, stay safe brothers and sisters there are those out there that wish us harm, they are out numbered by those that wish us well......

Chief Terry Williams
Winlock Police Department WA

January 5, 2011

R.I.P. Ralph- we will never forget!

Police Officer
Kelso Police Department

January 5, 2011

RIP THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

Anonymous

January 5, 2011

Columbia County has lost a vital organ in its community today. We are all in shock. While some officers have had a hard time connecting with POs, the chief was always kind and open armed to a partnership of learning and supporting each other. He was a mentor to one of our officers, a friend to another, and an inspiration to us all. I only worked with the chief a couple of times, but he eminated a kindness that makes me regret I didn't know him better.

He will be seriously missed by the Columbia County Community Corrections Department.

Ashley Pruen
Parole and Probation Officer

January 5, 2011

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Chief Painter. All the best to you during this very dark time.

Master Patrolman Joseph Thomas
Retired, Winter Park Police Dept, Fl

January 5, 2011

MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO ALL WHO MOURN THE LOSS OF CHIEF PAINTER. MAY GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU WITH THE LOVE AND PEACE OF HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, JESUS CHRIST. CHIEF PAINTER, YOU HAVE SERVED WELL. MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. A HERO FOR SURE. MAY YOU NEVER BE FORGOTTEN FOR YOUR SACRIFICE. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. GOD BLESS YOU.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,SC

January 5, 2011

Thank you for your service to your community and our great state. Your sacrafice will not be forgotten. Rest in piece Chief Painter we have the watch now.

Sergeant Mark Davie
Oregon State Police

January 5, 2011

God will make that man pay for taking his life! It is extra sad when those that are protecting us!! Will pray for the family and Jesus is coming soon!

SH
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January 5, 2011

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