Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

First Sergeant Joseph George Portaro

West Virginia State Police, West Virginia

End of Watch Monday, March 14, 2016

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Reflections for First Sergeant Joseph George Portaro

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Randy Evans
Kansas City Missouri Police Department
Son of Patrolman Robert Wayne Evans
E.O.W 10/14/1971

March 20, 2016

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #187 Mt. Clemens Michigan.

March 19, 2016

My thoughts and prayers go to the family, friends and colleagues. May you RIP Joseph.

Officer Tracey Creno
Unified Police Department

March 19, 2016

RIP Brother. May God be with your Family and loved ones. Rest easy now.

Officer Steven Austin
Lawrence TWP P.D. (NJ)

March 19, 2016

RIP 1st SGT. Portaro. Thank you for your many years of service , dedication and sacrifice to LE. May God watch over you Family and all LE.

Former Trooper Ken R. Bays
Virginia State Police

March 19, 2016

First Sergeant, thank you for your service to our country and to its people. Most will never know the long hours and double shifts you worked to protect the helpless, serve those who many in society cast away, the rescuer of those who were desperate and in fear from evil men. The counselor that other Troopers and Officers could go to when someone they had just tried to save passed away or the kind words spoken to grieving families when they tragically lost a loved one. Thank you that despite the fact of knowing any call could be your last, your last opportunity to hug your loved ones and see their faces, you risked all to serve, protect and bring peace in the most horrific of circumstance and you did it day after day and year after year. The fact that you have been so highly praised by those who know you best demonstrates the incredible character that you had and others wanted to emulate. The least a nation can do is to thank you and honor you with a procession of those very Troopers and Officers who share in your legacy. You who for years gave of your life to us should be honored as the genuine hero and great man you were. The world is a better place for having you in it, because you lived a courageous, selfless, disciplined, willing to go more than the extra mile kind of life that caused other men to want to live and be more like you and my son is one of them, thank you for your example.
God bless and comfort your family, they have much to be proud of.

Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Eric Gough
United States Border Patrol

March 19, 2016

Rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers to the family , friends and the agency.

Sr. Deputy Michael Soles
St. John's County Sheriff's Office (Fl)

March 18, 2016

Rest in Peace Brother! We have the watch from here. May God Bless your Family and Friends.


March 18, 2016

I salute you and your family.
Thank you for your time of service.

Randalyn Benson
Survivor daughter of Chief James Leonard Speer

March 18, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with family, friends and fellow officers. Thank you for your service. May he Rest in Peace!

Ret. Deputy Sheriff's Tom and Diana Stri
Clayton County Sheriff Office Jonesboro Ga

March 17, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

ASAC, Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 17, 2016

RIP Brother.Thank you & God Bless.

Lt.Robert M.Petty (ret)
No.Bergen, N.J. P.D.

March 17, 2016

Rest in peace Brother Joseph.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

March 17, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
www.wBuchanan County Sheriffs Office

March 17, 2016

God Bless and Godspeed, Sgt. Portaro.

Lisa Burton

March 17, 2016

Rest in peace Sergeant Portaro

Officer Joseph Bresette
Galesville Police Department (WI)

March 16, 2016

God's blessings on your family, thank you for your service.

Chief Rasmussen
Gilbert P.D.

March 16, 2016

Rest easy Sarge. Thanks for your service.

Ranger John C. Moore
Wisconsin DNR Ranger

March 16, 2016

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

March 16, 2016

Sending my sincere thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and department of 1st Sgt. Portaro.

Thank you for your years of dedicated, loyal and selfless service to your community and state.

May you rest in peace and God give your family peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Gina Miller, Washington State Patrol
Surviving Fiance WSP Trooper Tony V. Radulescu EOW 2-23-2012

March 16, 2016

God's peace and speed 1st Sergeant Portaro. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

March 16, 2016

Rest in peace thank u for serving in my home state and protecting the citizens in this state

Citizen Cody Greenleaf

March 16, 2016

St. Michael Pray For Us. RIP Brother, we will hold your place on the Thin Blue Line

Sergeant Bud Clancy
Oak Lawn Police, Illinois

March 16, 2016

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

PTLM - retired
Mohawk PD

March 16, 2016

Thank you for your service.


March 16, 2016

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