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

Officer Payne--I can see that you were a dedicated Officer to the Chandler Police Department as well as being a Sargeant with the Arizona National Guard and of course being a family man, you had to hold it all together the best you could. It is tagic that you lost your life during such an active time. You will be missed by all you served. May you rest in peace and protec your family and fellow Officers.

Sgt. Ret. Dennis Norling
Phoenix Police Department

November 2, 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

New Visions Criminal Justice Class of 2015
Syracuse, New York

November 2, 2014

Rest in peace officer Payne. Thank you for all you did for us. Your hard work and dedication will always be remembered.
Thoughts and prayers to your family,
The Huggard Family.

Irma Huggard and famly
Daughter attends Athlos Elmentary

November 2, 2014

Many have said that Heaven is getting full of Warriors, that
Protect & Serve ... it shows they are fullfilling their Hearts of
unselfish sacrifice for their Fellow Man ...
What a Great Gift & Privilege it is to be a Woman, a Mother, &
bring these Individuals into the World !!!
Fathers are Greatly Honored as well !!!
My Family shares tears & sends condolences to Family, Friends, Department, Community, & Countrymen ...
R.I.P. Son of Valor, with Honor ...
Gone From Our Arms ... Forever In Our Hearts !!!

Ms. Karen Morgan ,Psy & LE , Grad.
Eagels Wing Baptist Church, Lake Traverse, SD

November 2, 2014

RIP brother David.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

In. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Department

November 2, 2014

Officer Payne,

You have joined the Heavenly ranks of many who went before you who also chose to "Protect and Serve." Rest well in the arms of God.

To Your Family,

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over three years. Feel those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

November 2, 2014

When a police officer dies in line of duty protecting us from the criminals in our society my knees weaken my heart breaks and my prayers are for the family left without a husband and Dad who died "In the line of duty" knowing that the justice system will provide minor closure of loss.
However when a drunk driver used his vehicle to murder in cold blood without hesitation - I scream in anger that he suffer for the rest his life in an isolated cell and pay forever more. The sadness in my heart never ends and prayers for his family will continue forever. Alcohol in excess destroys lives and relationships daily. May justice and closure be swift and I pray that all the drunk drivers be arrested prior to the ultimate charge and the ultimate sadness they bring to our society.

Dennis Ashworth

November 2, 2014

May God bring comfort to the family, co-workers, and friends of this hero. Please take comfort in the fact that Officer Payne will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten!

SGT Mark B. Hanna, Retired
Fayetteville, AR Police Department

November 2, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You are a Hero Officer Payne. Thank you for doing your job. Rest in peace Dear Brother. God Bless. "HEROES LIVE FOREVER"

Surviving Sister of Deputy Sheriff Steve

November 2, 2014

My prayers and thoughts are with your family and friends as another Hero receives his wings.

Stephanie Harris, LEOW - Spouse of Sgt, LAPD

November 2, 2014

RIP Officer Payne. Thank you for your service & sacrifice to LE. May God watch over your Family & all LE>

Former Trooper Ken R. Bays
Virginia State Police

November 2, 2014

Rest in peace Officer Payne, my sinceere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold.


November 2, 2014

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer David Payne. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
Your honorable service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of Chandler, Arizona will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

May the child of Officer Payne know that their Dad is a HERO who we will not forget and will forever be in his debt for all he has done for us Officer Payne, Thank You for your service and protection to us all, may you rest in peace God bless you and your family.

Final Salute

VIPS 750 Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

November 2, 2014

May God Bless you and your family Officer Payne, The Gila County Sheriff's Office sends our condolences. May our brother and sisters never forget your dedication. May God hold your agency in his arms at this time of loss and bless you all for staying strong and supporting each other and their families.

Lieutenant Keith Thompson
Gila County Sheriff's Office

November 1, 2014

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #187 Mt. Clemens Michigan.

November 1, 2014


Working with you and getting to know you was a pleasure. Your assistance on DUI's, especially the last DUI I completed a few weeks ago was much appreciated. Your knowledge, commitment, and professionalism was apparent in everything you did. Hearing of your death rocked me to the very core of my being. Rest easy brother, we have to from here.

Officer Josh Logan
Chandler Police Department, co-worker

November 1, 2014

Thank you for your service. You will never be forgotten. Rest easy Officer David Payne.

Salt Lake City, Utah

November 1, 2014

RIP my fellow Brother in Blue. My prayers go to your Family, Friends, and Co-Workers. Rest easy now Sir, we have the watch from here.

Retired Detective Don Vine #5896
Phoenix Police Department

November 1, 2014

Rest in Peace Officer Payne.

"Blessed are the peacemakers:
for they shall be called the children of God."

Matthew 5:9

Sgt. Randy Keenan / Ret.
City of Alameda, CA Police Dept.

November 1, 2014

Officer David Payne. You will always be our heart, for the love you show for your wife, and children. You were a officer of the Law, and served our country. We will miss you but you are in a better place. RIP. Larry Taylor and Sabrina Rucker/Taylor.

Larry Taylor US Army E-4/ Sabrina Rucker
Freind and childcare.

November 1, 2014

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Police Officer David Payne as well as to the Chandler Police Department. Rest in peace Officer Payne, you are gone but will not be forgotten.

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

November 1, 2014

If he fails, at least he fails daring greatly, that his place not be with those cold and timid soles, who not know victory or death.

Patrolman Mark Sand
Russellville OH

November 1, 2014

Another pillar taken from us by another parasite.

My condolences and prayers go out to the family, friends and fellow officers of PO Payne. May the Lord hold you all in the palm of his hand at this most grievous time.

Officer Payne, you've ridden of from the column, but its nothing but blue skies and open highway for you now, watch over the rest of us from above. Ride on brother, ride on.

PO 947
Highway Patrol, Suffolk County NY

November 1, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You are a Hero Officer Payne. Thank you for doing your job. Rest in peace Dear Brother. God Bless. "HEROES LIVE FOREVER"


November 1, 2014

We join our hearts in prayer for the family of Officer Payne, that the God of peace would minister in this difficult time.

Chaplain Bill Upton
Tooele City PD

November 1, 2014

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