Civil Police Investigator Paulo Portela dies in Salvador | Bahia

Civil Police Investigator Paulo Portela dies in Salvador | Bahia
Civil Police Investigator Paulo Portela dies in Salvador | Bahia

Civil Police investigator Paulo Roberto da Cruz Portela, 67, died on Friday night (2), in Salvador. He was a victim of kidney complications. The police officer was assigned to the Police Station for Repression of Vehicle Theft and Robbery (DRFRV) and worked at the institution for 44 years.

Paulo Portela was appointed to the position of driver, in 1978, and started to work in this role at the Games and Customs Police Station. Two years later, he became a police officer at the same police station.

1 of 2 Paulo Portela died in Salvador — Photo: TV Bahia

Paulo Portela died in Salvador — Photo: TV Bahia

He worked at the specialized COP unit, and several police stations in Salvador, and was head of the Investigation sector (SI) at the police station in the Rio Vermelho neighborhood, where he stayed for 13 years. He became something of a spokesperson for the police unit and became even better known in the city.

The Civil Police of Bahia released a note of condolence and the Delegate General of the Civil Police of Bahia, Heloísa Campos de Brito, mourned the death of the police officer and said that Portela was a historical figure of the institution.

2 of 2 Police union mourns the death of Portela, in Salvador — Photo: Sindpoc

Police union mourns the death of Portela, in Salvador – Photo: Sindpoc

The Civil Police union also released a note where it says that Portela “was considered one of the most experienced investigators in the framework with several crimes solved under his command and being a reference among colleagues”.

The policeman was buried late this Saturday morning at the Bosque da Paz Cemetery.

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