Rainier Police Chief Ralph Painter,
you will forever live in our hearts.

Chief Ralph Painter

EOW 01/05/2011

Tributes to Police Chief Ralph Painter

Ralph Painter Memorial Walk/Run

Ralph Painter Memorial 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

Officer Down Memorial Page Logo

Remembering Chief of Police Ralph Painter. View over 300 reflections about Chief Painter or add your own. View Memorial Page

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.
View article at TDN.com

Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial – May 5, 2011

Oregon Memorial 2011Rainier 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 tdn.com)

Rainier Police Chief Ralph Painter Honored at the Chiles Center – Jan 14, 2011

View full article and photos at oregonlive.com
Video Chief Ralph Painter Memorial Service: Cliff West Memorial Video Archive (YouTube)

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