Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 8 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 8/29/1977
Weapon: Officer's handgun
Suspect: Sentenced to life
Chief Payne was shot and killed with his own pistol while attempting to arrest a man for creating a disturbance. The suspect fled from the scene in Chief Payne's police car. Minutes later he was arrested after officers shot out his tires when he ran through a police road block.
The suspect was found guilty of capital murder and sentenced to life without parole.
Chief Payne served with the U.S. military police for 20 years.