Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 8 years
Badge # 179
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)
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.