Police Officer Gary Cooper Davis

Police Officer Gary Cooper Davis

Bloomfield Township Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, May 13, 2004

Gary Cooper Davis

Officer Gary Davis was killed in an automobile accident while transporting a prisoner back to the police station at 0300 hours.

He had just arrested the driver, suspected of DUI on I-75 and was turning around through a median when his patrol car was struck by a car driven by a drunk driver. Officer Davis was killed in the accident. His prisoner and the other drunk driver were seriously injured.

The suspect, who has a previous drunk driving conviction, was charged with second degree murder, drunken driving causing death to emergency personnel, failing to use care while passing a stationary emergency vehicle causing death, and drunken driving causing serious injury. On October 6, 2005, the suspect was acquitted of the murder charged but convicted of two misdemeanor charges.

Officer Davis had served with the Bloomfield Township Police Department for 12 years. He is survived by his wife, a Waterford police officer.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 180

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Convicted of misdemeanor

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Since 5/13/2004, there has not been a day that has gone by that I do not think of you or miss you. Now you have Jack up in Valhalla with you and I can only imagine the hot rod conversations and rubber burning the two of you must be doing. You were meant to greatness and I only wish that greatness could have been seen here on earth. You will never be forgotten my friend. Keep watching over us. We love you.

Melissa Clark

January 28, 2018

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