Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Master Police Officer David George Whitson

Bowling Green Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Tuesday, October 31, 2006

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Reflections for Master Police Officer David George Whitson

It is National Police Week up here in DC. As I saw all the officers from around our great country, coming to honor their fallen officers today, my thoughts came to you and your family. Know that they are forever in my thoughts and prayers.

LEO Wife, VA

May 13, 2010

Thinking of you today, Slim. You are still greatly missed and will never be forgotten. We could never, ever forget the day you were taken from us and your family. We know that you still watch over your fellow officers while they continue walking their beat. Thank you for that. Miss you.

An Officer's Wife
Bowling Green, KY

May 1, 2010

Happy Birthday David. It has been a big day for us as I am sure you know. Jacob has been Baptised. You would have been so proud to see him walk up there and pledge his faith to God, he seemed so grown up. He choose today because he thought it would be like having you there even though you weren't. We miss you so very much, sometimes I still feel like you are going to walk through that front door but you never do. I have so many thoughts that I just can't express but you know how I feel, but anyway I will love you always and Happy Birthday.

Holly Whitson, wife

April 25, 2010

Master Police Officer "Slim" Whitson,

October 31, 2006 is forever etched in my memory. I saw and experienced the pain on the faces of the officers and the family and friends that knew and loved you as news spread that we had lost you. My heart still grieves for your wife, your children, the BGPD Officers and the Community of Bowling Green. Life has never been the same. Thank you for your service and the ultimate sacrifice. We miss you!

Robbin K. Nelson - Wells
Wife Chief Wells BGPD, Daughter to Officer Robert Nelson EOW 9-19-58

February 21, 2010

Your infectious smile is what I miss the most. It's been three years now and Jason still can't watch anything concerning police officers without tearing up. Just thinking of you today with Christmas so close. Miss you!

Laura Williams

December 9, 2009

God bless and keep you, your family, all the people who love you. Peace be with you.

Hilary Eversoll
BGPD wife

November 1, 2009

Slim, I miss you. I finally honored my debt last night, sorry it took so long.

Ernie W Steff

Ernie W Steff

November 1, 2009

Officer Whitson,

You and your family, along with your fellow officers and friends, are in my thoughts and prayers. You are NOT forgotten.....

PFC Penman
City of Fairfax PD, VA

November 1, 2009

We are remembering you today and praying for Holly, Jacob, and Hannah. We will never forget this day. Seems like only yesterday. We miss you, Slim!!!!

An officer's wife
Bowling Green, KY

October 31, 2009

Thinking of you on this day. Your wife and children are always in my thoughts and my prayers.

Tonya Penman

October 31, 2009

It has been three years today. I was thinking I had a handle on my emotions but I had a break down today. I really do miss you. You were ripped away from us way to soon...It is hard to not only loose a uncle and one of my best friends, My Hero died 3 years ago. It is a honor to have known you the time I did. I am proud to part of your family. I am looking forward to the day I can see you again. To anyone who reads this, cherish your friends and family, you never know when they may leave. RIP MPO David Whitson. EOW 10-31-2006.

Shane Forbis
Nephew of David

October 31, 2009

Well David I was just sitting here with Madison and you popped into my head. It has been 3 years since that dark day in 2006 when Robert gave me the tragic news. Even though we all have continued the fight you are frequently thought of. I keep your business card in my police car directly above me, attached to the ceiling. See, you are truly watching over me. Miss ya buddy

Steve Hicks
Evansville IN P.D.

October 31, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Whitson's family and friends today as they remember his life and legacy. Anyone who loves an officer knows the tiny squeeze of worry that happens when they leave for work. These men and women do so much for so many, and it's heartbreaking when their service ends in tragedy.

Words are never enough, but please know that a lot of people are praying for your comfort and are ever thankful for Officer Whitson's selfless service.

Officer's Wife
Cincinnati, Ohio

October 31, 2009

To Master Police Officer David George Whitson, his family and his fellow officers with the Bowling Green Police Deapartment:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer Whitson’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer Whitson and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

October 31, 2009

It has been almost 3 years since you were taken from us but you are in great hands with God. We sure miss you. Not a day goes by without your BGPD family remembering you. May God always watch over you in heaven and bless your family.

Capt David Page
Bowling Green Police Dept, KY

October 28, 2009

Officer Whitson your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

October 7, 2009


It has been two years from yesterday. You are remembered. You are missed.

Prayers to you and your family.

Tripp Scott
BGPD #164

LEO Ira "Tripp" Scott
US Forest Service

November 1, 2008

To Master Police Officer David Whitson, his loved ones and friends, and fellow officers:

On this the second anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your valor, bravery and dedication to your job is remembered.

I hope that your family continues to be supported and cared for by their law enforcement family, and other police survivors.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Correctional Officer Whitson gave to his community and his country, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 31, 2006.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

October 31, 2008

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Continue to watch over all of your loved ones and those still out on patrol guarding over the Thin Blue Line. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

October 31, 2008

I did not know you well and we probably only spoke a few times, but today I remember you and your sacrifice.

Friend of BGPD

October 31, 2008

It's been 2 years today that you paid the ultimate sacrific. I want you to know that I will always be here for Holly and the kids no matter what or where we are in life. When you introduced me to Holly you gave me the gift of a beatiful friendship.THANK YOU!!! I couldn't ask for a better friend. As long as your looking out for them up there I will be looking out for them down here. Rest in peace. You'll never be forgotten.

Lt. Dianne Hardeman

October 31, 2008


Although I think of you daily, I guess the anniversary hit me harder than I thought it would. We miss you. I am so proud that our daughters are in the same class, I know how important FCA was to you. I miss you, rest well.

Ernie W Steff
Bowling Green Police

Officer Ernie W Steff
Bowling Green Police

October 31, 2008

It will never be the same. Rest easy, and we'll see you soon enough.

BGPD wife

October 31, 2008

Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and miss you terribly.

Tracey Sharber

October 11, 2008

We miss you so much. Chris has recently received a tattoo of your badge and name on his left arm. Bet you did not know he cared that much. We think of you alot. I learned so much growing up with youand had alot of laughs, I want to make sure our kids have the same fun. They have been together quite a bit this summer. I am so glad that Holly stayed in Bowling Green. We will always be here for her, Jacob and Hanna. William still talks about you, he has made sure that his school teachers know who you are also. Children are the greatest gift and we will do whatever Holly needs to make sure Jacob and Hanna get everything they need.

Amber Pearson May
1st Cousin on the William's Side

June 30, 2008

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