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Chief of Police David Neal Wilson | Payson Police Department, Arizona Payson Police Department, Arizona

Chief of Police

David Neal Wilson

Payson Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch: Friday, September 11, 1992

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: 30 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Chief of Police David Wilson was shot and killed when he went to answer a call about a troubled man he had helped earlier in the day.

The suspect killed himself immediately after killing the chief.

Chief Wilson had been with the Payson Police Department for 14 years and had been in law enforcement for 30 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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I will always remember the day you died. I can still remember the phone ringing that night as Mrs. Wilson was calling to tell me you died. It broke my heart. I was a broken little girl, & you became my hero. I miss you so very much, and I hope that though I have made many mistakes in my life that I have still made you proud of me. You were always there when I needed you.

Heidi Singleton
June 13, 2017

 

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