Master Police Officer David George Whitson

Master Police Officer David George Whitson

Bowling Green Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Tuesday, October 31, 2006

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David George Whitson

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.

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 179

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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Slim. We lost a fellow officer yesterday from the Phoenix Field Division. This made me think of you and remember the good laughs we had together. Like during explosive training you just jumped in truck and started backing up, happy as hell. Sure made Ricky W happy!!!!!. Sure miss you brother.

(Ret) Sgt. Gary Spillman
Bowling Green Police Dept

November 6, 2019

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