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Master Police Officer David George Whitson | Bowling Green Police Department, Kentucky Bowling Green Police Department, Kentucky

Master Police Officer

David George Whitson

Bowling Green Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 179

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Master Police Officer David Whitson was shot and killed after he and two other officers responded to a call of a man brandishing a knife on Vine Street.

When MPO Whitson arrived at the scene he became engaged in a struggle with the suspect, who was armed with two knives. The other officers, in an attempt to rescue MPO Whitson, used deadly force against the suspect. MPO Whitson and the suspect both suffered fatal gunshot wounds during the altercation.

MPO Whitson had served with the Bowling Green Police Department for eight years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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I did not know you but today 5-8-15 our paths crossed. I found a bracelet while metal detecting and it says "Officer David "Slim" Whitson Bowling Green Police Department End Of Watch 10-31-2006."

I will be trying to find the owner of this bracelet to return it. If anyone knows who may have lost it in St. Augustine beach or Anastastia State Park beach please let me know.

I'm not looking for a reward and will cover the cost to return it as a tiny token of respect because of officer's like this "I" live more comfortably and I appreciate it deeply.

Barbara Longo Galambos

Metal detecting - St. Augustine Florida

Barbara Longo Galambos
Finder of lost bracelet
May 8, 2015

 

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