Douglas Wall

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Service Record

Gilford New Hampshire Police Department

Rank Field Training Officer, Patrolman First Class (2014)[1], Sergeant (2022)[2]
Dates of Service Hired November 2000[3]
Salary $111,892 (2022)[4]
Last Known Status Active[5]


2002 Unit Action Award

In 2002, Wall and other officers received Unit Action Awards from the Gilford Board of Selectmen.[6]

2013 Officer of the Year

Wall was recognized as Officer of the Year by the Gilford Police Department.[7]

Incident Reports

2023 Death of Mischa Pataski-Fay

News report with body-worn camera video

On January 1, 2023, Pataski-Fay's mother called police, as she felt Pataski-Fay had armed himself with a knife and that her husband was in jeopardy. Wall and Officer Nathan Ayotte responded. The officers encountered Pataski-Fay, who approached them with the knife. Wall fired his handgun, striking Pataski-Fay. Ayotte fired his Taser at almost the same time, which was ineffective.[5]

Officers rendered aid until paramedics arrived. Pataski-Fay died at the hospital.[5]

The incident was captured on officers' body-worn cameras.[5]

Response Timeline

In February 2023, the department's investigation found "no wrongdoing" and the officers returned to active duty.[8]

On January 25, 2024, the state Attorney General ruled that the shooting was justified.[5]

LEO Ratings


  1. Public Meeting, Gilford Board of Selectmen, 2014-01-22
  2. Annual Report, Town of Gilford New Hampshire, 2022-12-31
  3. Douglas Wall, LinkedIn
  4. Douglas Wall R, Town of Gilford, govSalaries
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Nick Perry, Police officer who shot and killed NH teen was justified, report finds, NECN, 2024-01-26
  6. Annual Report, Town of Gilford New Hampshire, 2002-12-31
  7. Annual Reports, Town of Gilford New Hampshire, 2013-12-31
  8. Jon Decker, Internal investigation complete, officers involved in Fay shooting death return to duty, Laconis Daily Sun, 2023-05-21

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