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Trooper Davidson Gould Whiting

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch Thursday, August 18, 1994

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Reflections for Trooper Davidson Gould Whiting

Dave,
I only knew you through your brotherman LCpl J-Ro, USMC but you definitely affected my life with your humor and your loyalty as a true friend to one of my own best friends. I can't imagine how he and everyone else who ever had the pleasure of knowing you dealt with your tragic loss.....and I got to know quite a few of those folks pretty well at your services and subsequently. I do think of you very often and I deeply respect and admire you for your brave and honorable service to one of the finest law enforcement agencies in the world, the Massachusetts State Police. I really hope you're in a better place brother and God Bless. 567 brother

Dan Gilmore
friend

March 24, 2012

You were the funniest Marine i ever meet. Even thou has the only privot in ur mp section i was o the recieving end of alot of ur jokes. You were a great guy and will never be forgotton. Carry on Sargent . Semper Fi. THe privot

privot
mwss-474

August 13, 2011

Dave,
I feel really bad that I just found out what happened to you a couple of days ago. I want everyone to know that if you never met this man, you have surely missed out on something in your life. This man who I met in the Marine corps was one of the funniest persons that I ever had the honor of meeting. The state of Massachusetts has truly lost a Warrior. Semper Fi

TFC R. Capehart (Ret)
Pa State Police

June 6, 2010

I NEVER MET TPR.WHITING BUT I DO REMEMBER THE TRAGIC CIRCUMSTANCES OF HIS DEATH.MAY GOD BLESS HIS FAMILY.HE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED BY HIS BROTHERS IN BLUE.

F-TROOPER
MSP

October 5, 2008

HOO-RAHHH Carry on Trooper. You will never be forgotten.

Timothy A. Topulos
Massachusetts State Police

September 8, 2008

Soon after trooper Whiting's death someone placed a State Police decal on the side of the bridge where the accident took place on Rt 128. Fourteen years later it's still there. Every time I pass under that bridge I look up at the State Police decal and say a prayer. Rest in pice Borther.

Officer Michael McSweeney
Newton MA Police

August 18, 2008

Trooper Whiting, today marks the 14th anniversary of your tragic death. Your contribution to the safety of the Commonwealth has not been forgotten, nor have you. Thank you and God Bless you and those who knew and loved you best.

Rest in Peace, Brother.

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

August 18, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 18, 2008

Trooper Whiting,
It has been thirteen years since your EOW, and we will continue to remember you and thank you for all you gave. Never forgotten.

Pennsylvania citizen

August 18, 2007

On this anniversary of your EOW, you have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8.8.04

August 18, 2007

Trooper Whiting,
On today, the 13th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Massachusetts. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous

August 18, 2007

I had the absolute pleasure of knowing Trooper Whiting when he worked out of C4 (Leominster Barracks). Many a time on midnights he would back me up on calls in town, and I'd return the favor without hesitation when he was working "The Big Road" (I495). I was shocked and saddened when I got the news of his tragic death and shed more than a few tears at his funeral. "Dave" was always there for me in a pinch as I worked my mids solo, and always had a smile for everyone. God Bless, Dave, you are missed.

Senior Patrolman
Bolton Police Department

June 19, 2007

To the family and loved ones of Trooper Davidson Gould Whiting and his fellow officers with the Massachusets State Policer:

On this the twelth anniversary of Davidson's tragic death, I wanted to honor and remember him today. His professionalism and dedication will never be forgotten.
I hope that God is holding him in the sweetest part of his heart and the most gentle part of his soul.

I am so sorry that Trooper Whiting was robbed of his life so tragically, but through his heroism and the profound sense of duty with which he lived his life, he made an immeasurable difference. May his spirit continue to soar and may his memory continue to inspire.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Trooper Whiting gave to his community and the citizens of Massachusets, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 18, 1994.

Phyllis L. Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD
eow 4/24/05

August 18, 2006

ON THIS 11th ANNIVERSARY OF YOUR SACRIFICE, I HONOR, SALUTE AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND. A TRUE HERO INDEED. YOU ARE NEVER FORGOTTEN.

JIM SWEENEY
A FRIEND TO ALL POLICE OFFICERS

August 18, 2005

This is your day Tpr. Whiting. I thank you for your service to us all. You did a job few can do. Bless you, sir.

MSP STUDENT TROOPER
STT 19

August 18, 2005

I wanted to leave a reflection bc you are not forgotten. You were taken 11 years ago today...Thank you for your sacrifice Trooper Whiting, God Bless.

August 18, 2005

Dave, it's already been eleven years since you left us, but it seems like only yesterday that we were in the Academy together. Though we endured a lot there, we also shared a lot of laughs. You were respected by not only your classmates, but by your co-workers at SP Leominster as well. You earned the reputation of being a "worker" that we all strive to achieve, and you are still missed today. God bless.

Tpr Dana Lapointe
The "Fight'n 70th" RTT

Trooper Dana J. Lapointe
Massachusetts State Police

August 1, 2005

Troooper, thank you for all your contributions to our job. You will always be memorialized with your naming of the section of Rte 128 where your accident occured. May you rest in peace and may God always watch after your wife. Semper Fi and Thank You !!

72nd RTT (1994 to Present)

Trooper Mark D. Robbins
Massachusetts State Police

October 11, 2004

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