Officer Memorials

Master Police Officer David Whitson, 34, of the Bowling Green, Kentucky Police Department was shot and killed on October 31st after he and two other officers responded to a call of a man brandishing a knife.

MPO Whitson had served his department for 8 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Deputy Sheriff David Briese, 38, of the Yellowstone, Montana County Sheriff’s Office was killed on November 3rd as the result of an automobile accident.

Deputy Briese had served his department for 5 years. He is survived by his two young sons and parents.

Deputy Sheriff David Rancourt
, 40, of the Androscoggin County, Maine, Sheriff’s Office died on November 4th after suffering a hear attack while diving in the Androscoggin River, searching for evidence in a criminal case.

Deputy Rancourt was a US Army Reserve veteran of the Gulf War and War on Terrorism. He had served his agency for 8 years. He is survived by his expectant wife and young son.

About Gary Smith

Chief Smith has served over 31 years in the criminal justice field. He is currently a consultant assisting public and private organizations better establish community goals and ethical conduct with the members of their organizations. Chief Smith serves as a facilitator, lecturer, professor and other capacities both inside and outside the criminal justice field.
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