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

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

November 6, 2014

Our prayers and condolences go out to the family and friends of our fallen brother. Thank you for your service.

Officer Edwin Lara / External Ops
Cook County Sheriffs Office, IL- Honor Guard

November 5, 2014

In a world where honor is a fleeting thing, you have preserved honor by your service as a law enforcement officer. I send my tears and respect after your needless and senseless loss. I send my prayers for strength and my promise to always do the right thing; to support law enforcement and to honor your memory and your selfless service that preserved what is good and protected good people from the wolves that would do them harm.

Dear Almighty God, please strengthen us and hold us upright at this most difficult time.

Civilian Volunteer
Los Angeles Police Department

November 5, 2014

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Chad Miner

November 5, 2014

God Bless, Officer Payne and Godspeed.

Lisa B.

November 4, 2014

The law enforcement community is truly sadden by the untimely passing of Police Officer David Payne. Our deepest sympathies and prayers go to the family, friends, and coworkers of Police Officer Payne. We would also like to thank him for his service. May his soul rest in peace.

Zone Five Academy Session 57

New York State Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

November 4, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and coworkers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Supervisory FAM, Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 4, 2014

Godspeed Brother...You died fighting the good fight and for that we are all eternally grateful...Please watch over us as you walk the golden beat of Heaven...

POII K. Jarrell

November 3, 2014

Thoughts from Belgium. R.I.P. Brother.

Principal Inpsector

November 3, 2014

RIP, my brother. Your courage, valor, and caring for others will always be remembered.

Constable Rob Cook
Fort Bend County Constable Pct. 3

November 3, 2014

RIP Brother

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

November 3, 2014

I served with David in the Arizona National Guard, David and I were both Combat Medics. I remember one summer we both were assigned to drive in a Humvee from Mesa to Fort Irwin in California. We got to know each other and had a great time. As former LE Officer I would like to give my condolences to David's family and fellow officers at Chandler PD.

Medical Specialist E-4
Arizona Army National Guard

November 3, 2014

Rest in peace brother. Godspeed.

PO Olasokan
NYS University Police

November 3, 2014

You gave your life in service to your community. God speed and please give my best to our brothers and sisters who have gone before us. Thank you for your service sir.

Chief Albert Mares, Retired
Las Vegas City Police

November 3, 2014

To Officer Payne's family, coworkers and friends,

I'm am sorry to hear of this tragedy. I hope it will cause others to think before they get behind the wheel impaired. May God bless and comfort you all and know that others care and are also sorry for your loss.

Joyce Fagan
Seminole Co SO, dispatcher and wife of a motor unit

November 3, 2014

Rest in Peace Brother we have the watch from here. May God Bless your family and friends.

Officer A. OROZCO

November 3, 2014

Rest easy brother, you have stood your watch with pride and professionalism. Go to the promised place where you can look down to see your brothers continue what you have started. Thank you for your service. May the light of Christ ease the pain on the ones you have loved, and those who have loved you in return.

Chief Sean D. Creamer
TPSU, New Bern NC

November 3, 2014

I prayed last night that when I visited the site this morning all officers would be safe and there would be no listed fallen officers, sadly this was not the case but I will continue to pray and believe in God's purpose, his loving kindness and his promise to mankind. We search our hearts for an answer to these senseless killings of our fellow officers and it is in the word of God where we find that answer and comfort. Continue fellow officers to pray and uphold one another in God's grace. To Officer Payne, God will grant you eternal peace for your sacrifice of giving. One final salute.

Marshal B. Tindle
City Of Killeen Marshals Office/Former Shreveport PD

November 3, 2014

I am sorry for your loss. Drunks continue to cost communities dearly--taking away some of our most precious residents. Back when I was actively involved in helping my area as a Paramedic/Firefighter, many a night I would have to try to save people injured by the actions of a careless person driving while intoxicated. And many of those times the victim was injured beyond saving. With your death, the Chandler Police Department isn't quite as safe a place as it was before your death. Ride your motorcycle proudly with God in heaven. You are sorely missed, Officer Payne.

Retired Paramedic/F.F. Michael A. Jordan

November 3, 2014

My depest respect and sympathy to Officer Payne's Child, extended Family, Agency and Community for this senseless tragedy & loss.
Take some comfort in knowing David's fellow officers caught his killer shortly after and who, no doubt will spend many years in Prison for their selfish and irresponsable actions.

ACO/CSO ret.
Sierra County Sheriffs Office

November 3, 2014

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, TX

November 3, 2014

Officer Payne also leaves behind a fiance who is 8 months pregnant and due in January with a boy, along with his future stepdaughter.


November 3, 2014

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie, WY Police Department

November 3, 2014

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

November 3, 2014

Motormen David Payne, during your tour of duty you served your country, state and city with honor and dignity. It is now your time to rest with all of the other heroes that have gone before you, we will carry on from here. To the family of Motormen David Payne you all are in our thoughts and prayers. The Law Enforcement family will stand beside you. To the men and women of the Chandler Police Department hold your heads high as you all carry on during these difficult times. Fair Winds and Following Seas WARRIOR.

Detective Grade One Robert F. Jackson
Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Branch

November 3, 2014

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