Officer David George Whitson

 
Officer David George Whitson
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Bowling Green Police Department
End of Watch: Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Date of Incident: Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)
Time in Service: 8 years
Age: 34
Survivors: His wife and two children
 
 

Incident

 

MPO (Master Police Officer)David Whitson was shot and killed after he and two other officers responded to a call of a man brandishing a knife on Vine Street.

When MPO Whitson arrived at the scene he became engaged in a struggle with the suspect, who was armed with two knives. The other officers, in an attempt to rescue MPO Whitson, used deadly force against the suspect. MPO Whitson and the suspect both suffered fatal gunshot wounds during the altercation.

 

Agency

 
Bowling Green Police Department Bowling Green Police Department
Bowling Green Police Department
911 Kentucky Street
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
(270) 393-4244
Chief Doug Hawkins
 

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Officer David George Whitson
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