The following was released by the City of Fort Wayne on Tues. Sept. 11, 2018:
The Fort Wayne Police Department family and the entire City of Fort Wayne are mourning the loss of Fort Wayne Police Officer David A. Tinsley.
Officer Tinsley passed away while serving and protecting our community. Officer Tinsley was a respected and valued member of the FWPD team, and he will be missed.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Tinsley family during this most difficult time.
We’re fortunate to live in a community that appreciates and understands the important role that law enforcement has in our everyday lives. We’re a safer and stronger City because of the men and women of the FWPD.
I’ve asked that flags in the City of Fort Wayne remain at half-staff until the conclusion of Officer Tinsley’s funeral.