Police Officer David R. Payne

Police Officer David R. Payne

Lewiston Police Department, Maine

End of Watch Saturday, July 23, 1988

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David R. Payne

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 was convicted of manslaughter and two counts of attempted murder and subsequently sentenced to 60 years in prison. He died of cancer in 1999 while serving 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.

Bio

  • Age 26
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 66

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .44 caliber
  • Offender Died in prison

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David was my room mate at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. He was very enthusiastic and energetic and loved helping people. We graduated together on November 21st, 1986. It was so surreal when I heard of his death. I remember his memorial service. The procession was so long, that there were cruisers still departing the service area while others were arriving at the gravesite. RIP brother.

Marine Patrol Officer Don Lockhsrt
Maine Marine Patrol

March 31, 2019

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