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

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this very difficult time. Thank you Chief Painter for your service and for protecting your community and the sacrifice that you gave for that community. May God be with the family and hold them close to get them through this.

Lori Collins
aunt of Deputy Ethan Collins EOW 1/4/06

January 8, 2011

Thank you so much Chief Painter for who you were and the excellent job you did. Thank you for your sacrifice. Thanks for being a good man, an honest man, a man full of integrity and compassion. Thank you for setting the example and being a great cop.

I pray for peace and comfort for your family. I pray for healing.

RIP Chief. Job well done now go walk the streets of gold for you have earned it. You were/are a child of god.

Sgt Dan Cheadle
Oblong Il Police Department

January 8, 2011

Chief Painter, thank you for your service. May you rest in peace and may your families wounds heal over time.

Deputy J. Starr
Washington County Sheriff's Office

January 8, 2011

Chief/ Brother in Blue,

May you rest in peace. You will never be forgotten. Enjoy patrolling the streets of heaven. I will see you up there one day.

Officer Dan Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

January 8, 2011

RIP Brother. Thank you for your loyalty and dedication to the oath. With heartfelt sympathy for your family, friends and fellow officers.

Officer S. Reese Motors
Albuquerque Police Dept.

January 7, 2011

Although we never meant, everyone knows to go the speed limit through your town, my heart is sadden by your death. Thank you for being such a powerful citizen in your community. My heart goes out to your family, friends, and fellow officers of the law. Although there will be a void in are hearts and a tear in our eyes there will be memories shared forever of you
God Bless

Neighbor down the road in St Helens

January 7, 2011

God Bless you and your family. Rest In Peace.


Ofc. Carl Durbin
Port St Lucie PD

January 7, 2011

thanks for your servive, you will be truly missed.
kevin fredinburg brother of marion county sherrif kelly fredinburg eow 6-16-2006

kevin fredinburg

January 7, 2011

Rest easy Chief Painter, your sacrificial service, has been noted in the
Eternal Hall of Heroes. It is our sincere prayer that God will continue to
strengthen your family, extended family and the family of Law Officers
who mourn your loss.

Chaplain J A Patterson
Porterdale Ga P D

Chaplain J A Patterson
Porterdale Georgia P D

January 7, 2011

We grew up around the corner from each other. You were fun, honest, compassionate, and a good friend. Your dedication to serve the people came as no surprise to me. My thought's and prayer's are with your family and fellow officer's.

Janelle (Kimball) VanDolah

January 7, 2011

My deepest sympathies to Chief Painter's family.. Chief Painter you will be missed but never forgotton for your years of service to your community. Rest in Peace.

Detective Anthony Cardoza
Atwater Police Dept. Atwater, CA

January 7, 2011

Our condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers of this police chief.
Rest in peace.....

Officer Brewer - Retired
KPD Washington State

January 7, 2011

Rest easy my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is now over. God's love, and mercy be with your family, and friends.......

Sgt. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia CO Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

January 7, 2011

My family and I send our condolences to the family of Chief of Police Ralph Painter. We extend condolences also to Chief Painter’s friends and coworkers.

P. Martin and family

January 7, 2011



January 7, 2011

My prayers go out to your family and friends brother. God Speed, thank you for the job you did and the ultimate sacrifice to make this a better world...See you on the other side someday..Rest in Peace brother

Asheboro Police, NC

January 7, 2011

Chief Strzelecki and the entire Niles Police Department extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Chief Painter. Godspeed.

Niles, Illinois Police Department

January 7, 2011

Rest in peace brother. May the good Lord strengthen your family in these hard times. God Bless you and your family. A place is set for you in heaven with all the hero's who have lost their lives in the line of duty. We will never forget you Chief.

SGT. Michael Paciorek
Hampshire County Deputy Sheriff

January 7, 2011

rip chief Painter, your dedication, service and most importantly your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.


January 7, 2011

Chief Painter,
You are a true American hero and your community and this country is forever in your debt. Rest in peace brother, you will never be forgotten.

Sgt Nyce
Broward Sheriff's Office

January 7, 2011

God bless you Chief, and my thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

Sergeant Anthony F. Costanzo
Sacramento County Sheriff's Department

January 7, 2011

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

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