Class of 1959
Logansport High School
David Harold Payne,
October 25, 1940 - March 16, 2001
David H. Payne, Sr. age 60,
died on March 16, 2001.
David went into the Army after
he graduated from Logansport High School in 1959 and became an
MP. While stationed at Fort Harrison he met and married
Pat Ledger of Anderson, Indiana, who passed away in 1998. His
wife had worked in an office in Lafayette.
After David got out of the Army
in 1968, he was on the Tippecanoe Co. Sheriff's Dept. and retired. He
also worked as an investigator for the Tippecanoe Prosecutor
until his death. He was a member of the GOP in Lafayette
where he was awarded the Policeman of the Year Award in 1980.
Dave and Pat had 3 sons, Robert,
David, Jr., and Tim who survive. David, Jr. is a captain
with the Lafayette Police and Tim is an inspector with the Lafayette
This above information was
received from John Ray, Sr. who is married to David's sister,
Helen. John is originally from Logansport, too, and retired twice,
once from the military and once from Indiana Department of Labor.