As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
Officer Down: Quinn Witherspoon - [Concord, North Carolina]
Additional Info: Officer Witherspoon had been with the Concord Police Department since 1994. He leaves behind a wife and three children.
Cause of Death: Officer Witherspoon died of a fatal gunshot wound to the head by his service revolver.
Date of Incident: September 13, 2005
By Joe Marusak and Cleve R. Wootson, Jr., The Charlotte Observer
Police are investigating the Tuesday shooting death of a Concord police officer in his Mooresville home.
Officer Quinn Witherspoon, 34, died of a single gunshot wound to his head from his service gun, Mooresville Police Chief John Crone said.
Police have no reason to suspect foul play or that the shot was self-inflicted, at least at this initial stage of the investigation, Crone said. He said it will take a week to conclude anything about Witherspoon's death. Friends and family must be interviewed, an autopsy performed and evidence collected, the chief said.