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Officer Robert James Davey, Jr. | Alameda Police Department, California Alameda Police Department, California

Officer

Robert James Davey, Jr.

Alameda Police Department, California

End of Watch: Thursday, March 3, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 76

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; M-16

Offender: Not available

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Officer Robert Davey was shot and killed while assisting members of his department conduct a drug raid on a home.

He had just finished his normal shift and was not part of the raiding team, but assisted when they asked at the last moment. He was positioned at the rear of the home. As the six members of the team entered through the front, one of the drug dealer's bodyguards jumped through a back window carrying an AR-15 that had been modified to fire fully automatic. Officer Davey ordered the man to drop his weapon but the man opened fire, striking Officer Davey in the side. Officer Davey returned fire, striking the suspect in the chest several times.

Before succumbing to his wounds, Officer Davey was able to secure the rifle so that the suspect could not fire at other officers. The suspect was taken into custody in the backyard.

Officer Davey had been a member of the Alameda Police Department for just over ten years, and is survived by his wife and four children.

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