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Police Officer Charles A. Davis | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer

Charles A. Davis

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Saturday, December 21, 1996

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 8 years, 10 months

Badge # 10001

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Police Officer Charles A. Davis was shot and killed during a robbery while working an off-duty employment.

Police Officer Davis was working a security job at a check cashing store on Astoria Blvd. in the East Elmhurst section of Queens. As the store was being opened, just after 7:00 am, Officer Davis and the businessman who owned the establishment were ambushed by armed suspects and forced inside. Once inside, the robbers fatally shot Officer Davis and shot the store owner multiple times. Officer Davis was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital Center where he died from his wounds.

Three men, ages 19, 20, and 22, were arrested and charged with murder a week later. The 19-year-old shooter was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and sentenced to life without parole.

Officer Davis' brother-in-law, Officer Ronald Hearn of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Police, was shot and killed in the line of duty on January 25, 1988.

Officer Davis worked in the Manhattan Warrant Division and was one of the original officers in New York City's Community Policing Program. He served with the New York City Police Department for nine years.

Officer Davis is survived by his wife and 6-year-old daughter.

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Police Officer Ronald Hearn
United States Department of Veterans Affairs Police Services, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Monday, July 25, 1988
Cause: Gunfire

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It was my honor to research newspapers, magazines, online & books to find your ID CARD Photo. I found this photo in a 1997 NYPD MEDAL DAY BOOKLET about your heroic sacrifice. I felt it was necessary to have a photo on this website so that your family & friends can remember you. Rest Easy Hero! Always Remembered!

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit
February 5, 2016


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