Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer John Painter

Bridgewater College Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, February 1, 2022

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Reflections for Police Officer John Painter

RIP, Most Noble profession ever. May your memory last forever. Thank you for your service.

Evan Matthew Felgenhauer

March 10, 2022

You served with Dignity and Honor , RIP Brother

Lieutenant Brian LaRussa
NYPD ( Ret )

February 24, 2022

John you will always be my first Chief, FTO and "Hero Who Wear The Blues"

David Moran

February 16, 2022

Thank you for your sacrifice and your service. May you rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers to the men and women of the Bridgewater College Police Department and to the families of theses heroes.

Commonwealth's Attorney Travis D. B
Spotsylvania County

February 14, 2022

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Painter. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Bridgewater College Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

February 14, 2022

Inv David Moran
RCSO (Retired)

February 8, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Police Officer John Painter. I am truly sorry for your great loss. The service and sacrifice of Officer Painter will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

February 6, 2022

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God." Matthew 5: 9. Prayers to his family, fellow officers and friends! RIP and thank you for your service.

Former Correctional Officer W. Reed
Iowa Departament of Correction

February 6, 2022

RIP Officer Painter. Thank you for your service to the community at Bridgewater College and the citizens of Grottoes

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

February 6, 2022

Officer Painter, our world is full of evil people, and yet, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

February 5, 2022

I’m so sorry to hear about the passing Officer Painter and CSO Jefferson. These men were just decent people trying to do their jobs. Both of these men were so brave. They both earned and deserved the highest of respect. It’s so sad that law enforcement officers - and also in this case - a civilian security/safety officer, have become victims to such horrific violence. Gentlemen- rest peacefully in the loving arms of our Savior. God grant eternal peace to Officer Piper and CSO Jefferson in your Kingdom of Heaven forever and ever.

Yvonne Buoncora
A citizen

February 5, 2022

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

February 3, 2022

Thank you for your service, Brother Painter. RIP.

Prayers for the family, co-workers, and friends.

State Chaplain,
Fraternal Order of Police of Virginia

Sergeant (RET.) Bristol Virginia Police Department
Bristol, Virginia

February 3, 2022

Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

February 3, 2022

May God bless you. Thank you for your service, sir.

Officer Derek Kinney
Metropolitan Community College Police Department
Kansas City, Missouri

February 3, 2022

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

February 3, 2022

So sad to hear the news.

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

February 3, 2022

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

February 3, 2022

It takes a special officer who can connect with our young people while providing a safe and tranquil environment where learning can take place. I salute Officer John Painter and CSO JJ Jefferson. You have honored your badge and campus community.

Jorge A Valles
LAPD 21348 retired University of Redlands Public Safety

February 3, 2022

Praying for comfort, hope and strength from God for all the family and friends of Officer Painter. So sorry for your loss.
Also praying for CSO Jefferson's family and friends. May God be your comfort and help you as you mourn.

Wife of Lt. Kevin Clyde Mainhart EOW 5/11/2017

February 3, 2022

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Police Officer John Painter and we honor his distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever. 

To the family, friends, and colleagues of Officer Painter, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on.  Just as you were always with him when he walked the beat or patrolled the streets, know that he will always be with you - wherever you may be.  In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Officer Painter is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family, and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

FBI Agent
FBI, Washington, DC

February 3, 2022

God bless, Blue Angel you earned your wings. Your among hero’s now. I pray for your family during this difficult time.

Detective Chris O’Connell

February 3, 2022

Rest In Peace brother. Your courage and service will not be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and department during this tragic time. Matthew 5:9

Lieutenant Don Barton
Garden City PD, MI

February 3, 2022

My heart goes out to the family and department who suffered a great loss. I created a GoFundMe page to raise money for the family and asking for support to be able to provide them with aid. If looking to support me in raising money please donate to To many of our fellow brothers and sisters have been lost in the past few years, help show their families what it means to be part of this thin blue line family and how we always have their 6.

Deputy Brandon Tharp
Louisa County Sheriff’s Office

February 3, 2022

Rest In Peace…

Retired Detective
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

February 3, 2022

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