Wreath-Laying Ceremony to Honor Slain Officer

Oct 30, 2011

Life changed for Bowling Green Police Department officers at 10:40 a.m. Oct. 31, 2006. That’s the exact time city police dispatchers received a call about shots being fired the day Officer David “Slim” Whitson was shot and killed in the line of duty. He is the only officer in the BGPD’s 100-plus years who has given his life in service to the city. In observance of the fifth anniversary of his death, the BGPD is conducting an honor guard wreath-laying ceremony Monday at his gravesite in Gallatin, Tenn.