When I heard the news that my brother had been shot, my first thought was he is the Police Chief, why was he handling police calls? And then I remembered that he often did that when they were shorthanded, said Alan Painter. Profiles In Courage – Police Chief Ralph Painter Was Executed And His Murderer Got A Plea Deal – Alan Painter in this episode of the Law Enforcement Today Radio Show and Podcast.

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(Photo from Alan Painter. Police Chief Ralph Painter Was Executed And His Murderer Got A Plea Deal – Alan Painter.)

Alan Painter, Police Chief Ralph Painter’s brother is our guest. He talks about the execution and murder of his brother, Alan discusses the impact of his death on him, his entire family and the community. He tells us about the type of person Ralph was and his service to the community. Plus, he talks about the plea deal that his killer received.

Rainier Oregon Police Chief Ralph Painter was shot and killed after responding to a local car stereo shop in which a man was attempting to take a car that did not belong to him.

When Chief Painter made contact with the suspect, the man sucker punched Chief Painter which knocked him unconscious. A few moments later the suspect took Chief Painter’s service weapon, while he was knocked out and shot him with it. Chief Painter died as a result of the shooting. The suspect then exchanged shots with responding officers before being wounded and taken into custody.

(Photo of arrest from TheWorldLink.com. Police Chief Ralph Painter Was Executed And His Murderer Got A Plea Deal – Alan Painter.)

In March of 2019, the suspect was offered a plea deal, instead of going to trial for the murder of Police Chief Painter. The defendant took the deal, pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and was sentenced to life in prison.

According to reports the murderer will not be eligible for parole until he’s 70 and then is supposed to be returned to the Oregon State Hospital.

From Oregonlive.com, “He essentially was sentenced to 48 years and nine months under an unusual ‘dual jurisdiction sentence’ governed by both the state Psychiatric Security Review Board and the Oregon Department of Corrections.”

(Photo from City of Portland Oregon. Police Chief Ralph Painter Was Executed And His Murderer Got A Plea Deal – Alan Painter.)

Police Chief Ralph Painter had served with the Rainier Police Department for 25 years. He is survived by his wife, seven children, his mother and his brother Alan.

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(Photos from Alan Painter and City of Portland Oregon, compiled by LET staff. Police Chief Ralph Painter Was Executed And His Murderer Got A Plea Deal – Alan Painter.)

Please join us in taking a moment to remember Police Chief Ralph Painter. We also ask if you could pause and keep Alan and the rest of the Painter family in your thoughts.


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