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

Thank you Officer Payne for your years of hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Arizona. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!!!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace, my brother.


Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

October 31, 2014

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

October 31, 2014

Office Payne was one of the most involved and caring officers you would ever meet. He set a standard for fellow officers and friends to admire both on and off duty. His gift to us all of us was respect and honor at all times. DUI takes the lives of people everyday, even those who try to catch them before more people are hurt or killed. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE! Be PROUD of people that make the ultimate sacrifice for all of us. Thank you all motors for the extra mile in danger. Officer Payne is a real HERO!

Director 911 Support W. Steven Martin

October 31, 2014

October has been a horrible month for law enforcement. Twelve Officers in October alone.

Officer Payne, you lost your life to someone who put themselves about all others, while you put others above yourself. You are a hero. May all who surround your child never let that child forget who you are and may they all keep you forever in their hearts and minds so that you will never truly be gone.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

October 31, 2014

Rest in peace brother. Thoughts are with your family both blue and blood during this difficult time. Thank you for your 7 years of service and dedication to your community. Rest easy Officer Payne, we'll take the watch from here.

Sergeant David Post
Reno County Sheriff's Office Hutchinson, Ks

October 31, 2014

I pray that God grants His peace and comfort to Officer Payne's family, as well as the police family at CPD. No words can convey my sincere heartache for your pain, but I trust God's grace will be what sustains you all in the days ahead.

Chaplain Mark Campbell
Morristown TN Police Department

October 31, 2014

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

October 31, 2014

Rest in eternal peace, Officer Payne, for we have the watch now. Your family and your brothers and sisters in uniform, our brothers and sisters, too, are in our thoughts and prayers. May they find comfort in remembrances of your dedication and service.

Deputy Warden Patricia Powers
Philadelphia Prison System

October 31, 2014

Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

October 31, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with family, friends & coworkers.....thanks for your service....RIP Officer Payne

Val Naugle

October 31, 2014

Rest in Peace...

CSO David Jarvis
University of California Police; Berkeley

October 31, 2014

To David's family, fellow officers, and all who call David beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This must be such a terrible time as the Chandler Police Department suffered the loss of two of its finest. My heart aches also for the family of Office Robert Nielsen.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Payne gave to his community and the citizens of Arizona , and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 31, 2014.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 31, 2014

Thank you Sir for your service. Rest in peace my brother. I will keep you, your family and friends in my prayers. Once again thank you!!

Correction officer J. Lamar
Limestone county sheriff office

October 31, 2014


Deputy J. Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

October 31, 2014

God bless Officer Payne's family, friends and coworkers and give them strength and peace to get through their grief and pain. Thank you for your service brother.

Sergeant Clark O. Parry
Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, New York

October 31, 2014

May the family's fond memories help them through this difficult time.

Terry L. Vice
Patrol Officer (1979-1984)
Greeley PD

October 31, 2014

Rest in peace brother you will be missed more than you can ever know. You were a great man and a true hero. We will carry on.

Officer David Selvidge
Chandler Police

October 31, 2014

Rest in Peace Brother in the Arms of Our Lord. Prayers for your family and for your law enforcement family

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

October 31, 2014

Rest in Peace Officer Payne. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Payne Family and the Chandler Police Department.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office Wayne, NJ

October 31, 2014

Heroes live forever. Prayers to family and friends.

Team Texas

October 31, 2014

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Chandler Police Department. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!


October 31, 2014

RIP Brother, Job well done, HEROES NEVER DIE..My prayers for you, your family and your agency. The animal that hurt you was apprehended by your Brothers and Sisters. God Bless you David

Philip Callas, Detective Retired Secaucus, NJ PD

October 31, 2014

Dave was an excellent traffic officer, always helping out patrol with whatever they needed, and relentless in his pursuit of impaired drivers. Dave also helped with training, recently instructing a class I attended on "Below 100". Dave also served in the United States Military. What a tragic loss of a good man!

Officer Ron Emary
Chandler, Arizona PD

October 31, 2014

Rest in peace brother.

Lt. A. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

October 31, 2014

Another "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo. Ret. (PO Mcy.)
Nassau County Police Dept., NY

October 31, 2014

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