Officer David George Whitson

Photo of Officer David George Whitson
End of Watch: Tue, Oct 31st, 2006
Date of Incident: Tue, Oct 31st, 2006
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)
Service Time: 8 years
Age: 34


His wife and two children


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.


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


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Officer David George Whitson
Left by Chris on Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

Rest in peace brother...