Thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of John Reposa, and the Providence Police Department. John was killed Saturday night in Jamestown. I am a firefighter, and John is a cop, but we both worked the streets of Providence for the same number of years, our paths intersecting often, at MVC's, shootings, domestics and all the rest. He was a great cop, and a great guy. I met him twenty some years ago when his father, Chief John Raposa of the Providence Fire Department introduced us, weeks before he would begin his career as a Providence Police officer.
He was the best of the best, and I can't believe he is gone. Some people you just think will live forever, and John was one of those guys.
Rest in peace Brother, you earned it.