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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July 23, 2019

Thirty one years today, still seems like yesterday, always remembered.

Howard E. Cooke, Jr.
Officer, retired - dps/ble

July 23, 2019

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