First Sergeant Joseph G. PortaroRest in Peace Bro…We Got The Watch
West Virginia State Police, West Virginia
End of Watch: Monday, March 14, 2016
Tour: 17 years
First Sergeant Joseph Portaro suffered a medical emergency while participating in a physical fitness run near the West Virginia State Police Academy, where he served as the Deputy Director of Training.
He was transported to Thomas Memorial Hospital where he passed away.
Sergeant Portaro was a veteran of the West Virginia Army National Guard and had served with the West Virginia State Police for 17 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.
Nemo me impune lacessit
Day is done, Gone the sun, From the lake, From the hills, From the sky. All is well, Safely rest, God is nigh.