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Sergeant Rodney Lee Davis | Greene County Sheriff's Office, Virginia Greene County Sheriff's Office, Virginia


Rodney Lee Davis

Greene County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 26, 2003

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 11 years

Badge # 212

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sergeant Rodney Davis was shot and killed at 2300 hours as he and another deputy attempted to serve a narcotics warrant on a man for selling crack cocaine.

When the two deputies arrived at the home on Octonia Road near Stanardsville, the suspect's mother told them the suspect wasn't there. The mother then allowed the deputies to search the house. The suspect was discovered hiding in a bedroom and a struggle ensued. The suspect was able to run into another room and close the door. When the deputies kicked the door in, the man opened fire, striking Sergeant Davis in the side, in between the panels of his vest. The suspect was killed when the deputies returned fire.

Sergeant Davis was transported to the University of Virginia Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds.

Sergeant Davis had been employed with the Greene County Sheriff's Department for 2.5 years, and had previously served with the Newport News Sheriff's Department for 5 years. He also served with the Middle Peninsula Regional Jail for 3.5 years.

He is survived by his expectant wife and two children.

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Hi Brutha..I miss you every day..It really seems like yesterday when I went to the Officers Memorial and heard your name read...It was and still is unreal to me. I was always so PROUD of you and your career choice. You were a great brother and of course my best friend..I miss you every day and it is so hard to believe that it will be 14 years since your E.O.W. .I still miss your awesome hugs and sincere smile. You touched so many people at all walks of life. I have yet to meet anyone that can make me laugh as hard as you did.I hope you are there to greet all of the fallen officers that, like you, so bravely gave the ultimate sacrifice, their lives, "to protect and save". I love you so much!

May 15, 2017


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