Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer David Smith Payne

Chandler Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Friday, October 31, 2014

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Reflections for Police Officer David Smith Payne

I still remember the day that he came to my bedside at St. Joseph's Hospital the just before this incident.

Rest in Peace Brother, you are not forgotten.

Joseph H Gregg
Navajo Nation Police Department

November 1, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother,
Thank You for coming to my bedside when I was recovering from my gunshot wound at St Joe's... I still remember you had given me strength to me and my family. You will never be forgotten.

Senior Police Officer

May 13, 2021

God bless you and your family, Dave. Never forgotten.

Lt. John Shearer
Chandler Police department (Ret.)
July 28, 1991 - March 26, 2014

September 21, 2020

Can’t believe it’s been 5 years Dave. Still remember you like it was yesterday on patrol teams together working graveyards and then you making it to the DUI squad. Your memorial sign in the motor office still hangs with pride. All of us have been blessed to have worked with you and your tenacity was second to none for DUI enforcement.

I still ride by Chandler & Pennington and think about that night. I can only hope I am carrying on the motor tradition as well as you did Dave. God bless you and your family on this 5 year anniversary.

Ofc J. Logan T643
Chandler Police Department

October 31, 2019

Dave was a great friend and even better Soldier and Officer. I will miss our battles Police -v- Fire...

Shawn Anderson, SSG retired

September 25, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 12, 2018

Rest in peace always.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 31, 2017

I think about you often and I still cry. Even though, we lost contact over the years, I would somehow, someway find out how you were doing. I was very happy for you that your dream of being a Police officer had come true. It so saddens me that your life was taken away from you so early. My thoughts and prayers still go out to your family, especially your daughter and your son. I am sure that they will grow up knowing what a hero their Father was. My condolences to the Chandler Police Department. RIP Officer Payne. You will never be forgotten my friend

Karron Walpole

November 16, 2016

Rest in peace my brother. Thank you for your service.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

October 31, 2016

Dave, may you rest in peace. You left us too early. We had some great times together. You will be missed. Until we meet again Brother.

Medical Specialist/E-4
Arizona Army National Guard

September 1, 2016

Remembering you on the one year Anniversary of your EOW. You are not forgotten. God Bless.

Lisa B.

October 31, 2015

Nights just aren't the same without you out there with us. I hear the other traffic units on the radio, but I don't hear you. I drive by the crash scene almost every shift and I remember that night and how helpless I felt.

You were a warrior, a hunter, and a good cop. I carry with me the knowledge you passed on and the drive to keep drunks off our streets.

I will push on, I will never forget.

Ofc. M. C. #660
Chandler PD

April 17, 2015

Rest in Peace Police Officer David Payne. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

March 4, 2015

I would like to give my condolences and utmost respect for you Officer.
Thank you for everything you've done for your town, and I'm sorry your life was cut short by someone else.

Keri Lynn

December 27, 2014

On behalf of the members of the International Police Association United States Section, I would like to extend our sincerest condolences to you, your family and friends regarding the loss of Officer David Payne.

I sincerely extend my sympathy to department and family of Officer Payne as you cope with your loss. David’sservice to law enforcement will never be forgotten.

Chaplain Bonnie R. Watt
International Police Association

November 30, 2014

Rest in Peace Brother in the Arms of our Lord

John Tomaino Sr. Chief Deputy
Retired Mahoning County Sheriffs Office Youngstown, ohio

November 24, 2014

Our deepest sympathy to the dear family and friends of Officer Payne. God Bless him for his service to the people of Chandler Arizona. RIP motorman, you will not be forgotten.
To Honor of you, I would hope the City would rename the street you were hit on after you sir.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

November 22, 2014

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Deputy CA Travis Bird
City of Fredericksbug

November 21, 2014

From one motor officer to another, ride in peace brother we have the watch now.

Deputy Sheriff
San Bernardino Sheriff's Dept., CA-Victorville City Traffic Division

November 15, 2014

RIP brother in blue.

Officer E S
Tucson Police Department, AZ

November 15, 2014

RIP Dave. You will be greatly missed in the community. Thank you for your service and example!

Law Enforcement Wife Lynnette Amparán
Chandler Police Department

November 15, 2014

God's peace and speed Officer Payne. Thank you for your years of brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

November 11, 2014

RIP Brother. Thank yyou & Gos Bless.

Lt.Robert M.Petty (retired)
No.Bergen, N.J. P.D.

November 7, 2014

Rest In Peace Officer Payne

Civilian supporter and future LEO
Lorain, Ohio

November 7, 2014



November 7, 2014

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