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Ky. officer fatally shot

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October 31, 2006

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Ky. officer fatally shot

Officer Down: David Whitson - [Bowling Green, Kentucky]


Biographical Info

Age: 34

Additional Info: Master Police Officer David Whitson had served with the Bowling Green Police Department for 8 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Whitson was shot and killed while responding to a call to a residence.

Date of Incident: October 31, 2006


Ky. officer fatally shot

The Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- A police officer in south-central Kentucky was fatally shot Tuesday morning, authorities said.

Kentucky State Police said Master Sgt. David Whitson, was killed in the line of duty after four officers were called to a residence.

A fight broke out and Whitson and Rojelio Gonzalez-Pacheco, 26, were shot. Both were transported to the Medical Center of Bowling Green, where they were pronounced dead, authorities said.

Witnesses near the scene of the shooting said they heard at least four shots fired, The Daily News of Bowling Green reported.

Bowling Green is about 115 miles south of Louisville.

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