Rainier city offices will be closed Friday, July 3, 2020 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
Rainier Police Chief Ralph Painter,
you will forever live in our hearts.
Tributes to Police Chief Ralph Painter
Ralph Painter Memorial Walk/Run
The race is in memory of Rainier Police Chief Ralph Painter, and all proceeds go to a scholarship fund for deserving Columbia County students.
Chief Ralph Painter Citizenship Award
This award recognizes those who "exemplify the spirit of compassion" of the late Chief Ralph Painter. Presented during Rainier Days in the Park.
Officer Down Memorial Page
Remembering Chief of Police Ralph Painter.
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Dedication of Ralph Painter Memorial Highway - Oct 24, 2011
The ceremony was held at Rainier's Riverfront Park dedicating an 18-mile segment of Highway 30 from Rainier to St. Helens as Ralph Painter Memorial Highway. The Oregon Legislature honored Painter by renaming the highway and installing signs about the designation near the two cities ORS 366.918.
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Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial - May 5, 2011
Rainier Police Chief Ralph Painter's name was added to the Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial in Salem in the annual ceremony honoring officers injured or killed on the job.
Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial
Police Chief Ralph Painter
January 5 Dedicated as Chief Painter Memorial Day in Rainier - Feb 7, 2011
"Ralph Painter's legacy to this community is not only physical, but spiritual because of his involvement, dedication and contribution to the life of this city," according to a proclamation Mayor Jerry Cole read at Monday's City Council meeting.
Rainier Police Chief Ralph Painter Honored at the Chiles Center - Jan 14, 2011
Ralph Painter Obituary - Saint Helens Chronicle - posted Jan 12, 2011
The community of Rainier and all of Columbia County mourns the loss of a beloved husband and father, Ralph Painter...View full article
An account has been set up at Bank of America for contributions to Chief Ralph Painter’s family. Contributions can be made at any Bank of America Branch.