Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 12 years
Badge # 180
Cause: Vehicular assault
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Convicted of misdemeanor
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.