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Rainier, OR Police Chief Killed today. Prayers.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by keystir, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. keystir

    keystir Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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  2. Sawdust

    Sawdust Bull Mountain(Tigard), OR Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    This is truly sad.

    Our prayers go out to his family.
     
  3. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    ...was shot and killed about 11AM this morning :( .

    I have no other information at this time.

    Keith
     
  4. Sasquatchvnv

    Sasquatchvnv Port Orchard Active Member

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    Very sad.
     
  5. Sasquatchvnv

    Sasquatchvnv Port Orchard Active Member

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    TOVO SW WA. Active Member

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    Very sad to hear. He had a wife and children. He and his family will be in our payers.
     
  7. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    My condolences to the family. And out of respect the slain officer please keep this thread about the incident only and lets not degenerate to a cops vs citizens debate.

    Thank You
    Trlsmn
     
  8. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    First reports seem to state he was shot with his own gun.

    "He said a man who had broken into a car apparently wrestled with the responding officer, taking his gun and shooting him. Rockwood said he was told the officer was the police chief, who is Ralph Painter, 55."
     
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    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Duplicate threads merged
     
  10. keystir

    keystir Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Just watched the news conference by the Columbia County Sheriff and he mentioned that the suspect apparently had a meth problem so I think it's safe to assume he was probably high as a kite which is probably how he was able to wrestle the officers gun away.
     
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    slingshot1943 salem or Well-Known Member

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    Very sad. Been listening to Lars Larson, getting info there, sounds like a good man was shot dead.
     
  12. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    My thoughts are with his family and other Officers.
    The only worse than the Officer shot is the suspect lived.
     
  13. MA Duce

    MA Duce Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    It is those like this fine gentleman who daily face the worst our society can dredge up. And yet everyday they gear up and go out there. We all should offer our prayers and support to the family and his comrades.
     
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    centerfire Vancouver Member

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    ^ This.
     
  15. Ravenous

    Ravenous West Linn, OR Member

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    Couldn't of said it better :(
     
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    marty8587 NE Portland Active Member

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    Sad
     
  17. Seabee Patriot

    Seabee Patriot Vancouver, Washington, United States Member

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    terrylf72 Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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    My question to this, if you see an officer in trouble and no visable help around, do or would you run and offer the officer assistance?

    Very sad for someone who was a great asset in his community!
     
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    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I did not know the man, but it makes me cry to read something as sad as this.

    My prayers go out to his family, friends and fellow Officers.
     
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    JohnWayne USA Member

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    I think it's very telling to have all of the surrounding agencies go to help- regardless of state or county they were in... Rest In Peace Chief Painter. You will be missed.