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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 convicted of manslaughter and two counts of attempted murder, and subsequently sentenced to 60 years in prison. He died of cancer in 1999 while completing 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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28 years, really can't believe it's been that long, take good care of Barb and Ray and a watch over this violent time in history.

Officer (ret)Howard Cooke
July 24, 2016


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