Deputy Sheriff Roland E. Davis, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Roland E. Davis, Sr.

Escambia County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, September 24, 1955

Roland E. Davis, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Roland Davis suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after directing traffic at the intersection of Brainerd and Z Streets at approximately 1:00 pm.

He began to feel ill and told another deputy that he was going to sit down under a tree. As he did so he collapsed and fell over. He was transported to Escambia General Hospital where he passed away a short time later.

Deputy Davis had served in law enforcement for almost 30 years with the Escambia County Sheriff's Office and as the elected constable for Escambia County District 1. He is survived by his wife, four daughters, three sons, mother, four sisters, three brothers, and seven grandchildren. One of his sons went on to become the sheriff of Escambia County.

Bio

  • Age 49
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

directing traffic

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Deputy Sheriff Davis,
On today, the 62nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Escambia County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

September 24, 2017

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