Kirby Porter: Former Hanover County c...

Kirby Porter: Former Hanover County commonwealth's attorney Kirby P...

There are 15 comments on the WTVR story from Jul 13, 2010, titled Kirby Porter: Former Hanover County commonwealth's attorney Kirby P.... In it, WTVR reports that:

CBS 6 has learned that former Commonwealth's Attorney Kirby Porter has died. A person who answered the phone at Porter's law office confirmed the passing.

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So Sorry

United States

#1 Jul 14, 2010
Kirby handled a difficult case for a very good friend in 2008 and was more than successful at meeting our expectations in the handling of the case. My heart truly goes out to Mr. Porters family if this truly is him. He was a champion in so many ways, and such a determined person in regards to childrens rights.

God Bless!!!
Elroy

Charles City, VA

#2 Jul 14, 2010
So Sorry wrote:
Kirby handled a difficult case for a very good friend in 2008 and was more than successful at meeting our expectations in the handling of the case. My heart truly goes out to Mr. Porters family if this truly is him. He was a champion in so many ways, and such a determined person in regards to childrens rights.
God Bless!!!
the grand canyon is a beautiful place.Its better that dying in a hospital bed with an indiiferent nurse.for those that don't need thier hands held and don't poor me themselve I agree with the indian.it a great place for rebirth or death whatever works best for you.
Connie

United States

#3 Jul 14, 2010
I feel for this family so much. Our lives do touch others and we need to care for each other in any way we can. Be kind to each other for we do not know whom we may touch. God bless this family.
maq

Chesterfield, VA

#4 Jul 14, 2010
What a terrible tragedy. My heart goes out to his wife & children. They'll never have the answers to their questions of "why". I hope Mr. Porter is in a much better place now.
coward

Mechanicsville, VA

#5 Jul 14, 2010
I only feel for his children!! What a selfish way to handle life. Such a precious gift we are given and you cant handle going through a divorce or marital issues...been there and done that and there is no reason to jump to your death over anything! And I personally knew him...worked with him.
suicide survivor

Ashland, VA

#6 Jul 14, 2010
coward wrote:
I only feel for his children!! What a selfish way to handle life. Such a precious gift we are given and you cant handle going through a divorce or marital issues...been there and done that and there is no reason to jump to your death over anything! And I personally knew him...worked with him.
People with such self rioghtous and indignant opinions usually have little to no compassion or empathy and even less understanding. I knew Kirby as well, and was shocked as most people are when someone takes their own life. I am saddened because people that knew he was experiencing such pain may not have reached out to him, I wish I had known. Kirby was a support to me after I lost my husband to suicide. Comments such as the above cowardly rant do nothing but cause additional pain to those that loved Kirby. I am saddened by the portrayal of Kirby as anything less than a compassionate and dedicated man admired by many. My prayers go out to those that truly loved and cared about him, and not to those that enjoyed watching the demise of this man and subsequently will profess their saddness at his passing for public gain.
citizen

Chester, VA

#7 Jul 14, 2010
suicide survivor wrote:
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People with such self rioghtous and indignant opinions usually have little to no compassion or empathy and even less understanding. I knew Kirby as well, and was shocked as most people are when someone takes their own life. I am saddened because people that knew he was experiencing such pain may not have reached out to him, I wish I had known. Kirby was a support to me after I lost my husband to suicide. Comments such as the above cowardly rant do nothing but cause additional pain to those that loved Kirby. I am saddened by the portrayal of Kirby as anything less than a compassionate and dedicated man admired by many. My prayers go out to those that truly loved and cared about him, and not to those that enjoyed watching the demise of this man and subsequently will profess their saddness at his passing for public gain.
Thank you for your heartfelt comments!
Jim

Richmond, VA

#8 Jul 14, 2010
So what if he did jump? A Man that could not handle life as it is. I've been through a divorce and never did I ever think of taking my life over it!!
suicide survivor

Ashland, VA

#9 Jul 14, 2010
I'm going to assume that most of these people didn't know Kirby or know what things may have been going on in his life and mind. I'm going to guess that they read limited info about court documents involved in a divorce case and make assumptions. Your opinions are based on little to no fact. Do you really think that Kirby could have been that simplistic? One day you may have to face some crisis that other people had no problem facing. I hope people don't judge you as harshly. Maybe we should all reach out and encourage our friends who may be going through difficult times-Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
john meadows

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Jul 14, 2010
i'm his second cousin. never knew him or even had the pleasure of meeting him but what i have been told he was a well to do successful man and fun to be around he will be missed greatly r.i.p
SadinHanoverCoun ty

Clarkston, GA

#11 Jul 15, 2010
As others, I knew Kirby 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 right. 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. 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.
Old broad

Cumming, GA

#12 Jul 15, 2010
None of us knows what happened? If Kirby was such a "gunslinger", why didn't he use a gun? Hmmm? Hope those who deserted him feel the burn. Never assume...you know what that leads to.
Missing Kirby

Johnson City, TN

#13 Jul 16, 2010
I was fortunate enough to have worked for Kirby both in the private and public sector. He was a very compassionate man. What a shame that some of you would make such horrible remarks at this time. Those of us who really knew him can say that life must have gotten bad. He certainly was a great advocate for those who were abused. I will truly miss him!
guest

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Jul 18, 2010
Old broad wrote:
None of us knows what happened? If Kirby was such a "gunslinger", why didn't he use a gun? Hmmm? Hope those who deserted him feel the burn. Never assume...you know what that leads to.
You are a real ***
Classylady

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Jul 18, 2010
Nobody really know if it was a suicide. Was there a note left. Maybe he just wanted to get away and accidenly slip. The world and media is always quick to judge.

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