Police Officer David R. Payne

Police Officer David R. Payne

Lewiston Police Department, Maine

End of Watch Saturday, July 23, 1988

David R. Payne

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.

Bio

  • Age 26
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 66

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .44 caliber
  • Offender Died in prison

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I never knew David Payne that was ambushed and shot. I knew of him through his parents and the Ministry they tried carry out in David's Memory. We would text each other. Then I lost contact with them. It is my hope there Ministry was not in vain and God allowed them to finish what they started. Rest in Peace and Thanks David / Ray & Barb.

David A. Payne
Horn Lake Police (Former Animal Control Officer)

August 26, 2018

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