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Former Hanover Commonwealth’s Attorney Kirby Porter Found Dead in Arizona

The Richmond Times Dispatch has announced the death of former Hanover Commonwealth’s Attorney Kirby Porter in Arizona.

From the Tucson Citizen:

A man was found dead July 12 about 250 feet below the rim at Grand Canyon’s Moran Point, according to a news release from the National Park Service.

A call came into the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center the night of July 11 reporting a man getting out of his car, climbing over the Moran Point retaining wall and then lying down on the edge of the canyon rim.

Park rangers investigated that night, finding the car but no sign of the man.

Once it was light enough the following morning, search and rescue rangers continued to look for the man, calling in a helicopter to investigate deeper into the canyon.

The man’s body was found around noon and transported to the South Rim helibase via long-line operation suspended from a helicopter.

He was then transferred to the Cocnino County Medical Examiner for autopsy. The National Park Service is also investigating the death.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

2 Responses to “Former Hanover Commonwealth’s Attorney Kirby Porter Found Dead in Arizona”

  1. SadinHanoverCounty says:

    I knew Kirby Porter well having worked with him for many years and I am truly shocked and sad that he is gone. In the courtroom, he showed compassion and empathy for the victims of the crimes he was prosecuting and he vigorously prosecuted the cases within his charge. Hanover County was fortunate to have had such a force in its judicial system. I realize not one of us knows what goes on behind the closed doors of others, but I absolutely cannot believe the allegations I’m reading in the Times Dispatch. Yes, the TD is allowed to publish these things, but in doing so, those who do not know Kirby, would definitely be slanted against him, which is not fair. I’ve always known Kirby to be ethical and fair, both in the courtroom and out, and I will not allow the assertions in divorce proceedings to change my positive opinion of this man. That said, I do not appreciate the dramatic manner in which he chose to end his life because I believe it to be an affront to his children, though it certainly demonstrates the emotional pain he was suffering. I feel so badly for each of his children and trust, in time, with counseling and the support of those around them, they can work their way through this tragedy and come out on the other side whole and healthy.

    • Megan Bruce says:

      Thank you for speaking such kind honest words of Kirby. I knew first hand of his amazing skills as a father and also was able to witness him being a loving husband and provider. I was the Porters nanny for several years after the birth of “Jack”. The slandered allegations made during his divorce proceedings were untrue. May his soul be at peace now. I just wish he would’ve found a better way to achieve that peace.

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