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Police Officer David R. Payne | Lewiston Police Department, Maine Lewiston Police Department, Maine

Police Officer

David R. Payne

Lewiston Police Department, Maine

End of Watch: Saturday, July 23, 1988

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 66

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .44 caliber

Offender: Died in prison

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Police Officer David Payne was shot and killed by a parolee with a .44 caliber revolver after responding to a report of a car that had gone off the road at 3:00 pm.

The subject was convicted of manslaughter and two counts of attempted murder and subsequently sentenced to 60 years in prison. He died of cancer in 1999 while serving his sentence.

Officer Payne had served with the Lewiston Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife, two young children, parents, and four sisters.

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You may be gone, but you have never been forgotten. You are in my thoughts and in my heart.

Principal Clerk, Belinda Woodsome
Lewiston Police Department (CID)
July 23, 2017


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