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Police Officer John R. Davis, Sr. | Phoenix Police Department, Arizona Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

Police Officer

John R. Davis, Sr.

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch: Friday, August 6, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 12 years

Badge # 1841

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/1/1982

Weapon: Not available

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Davis and Officer Ignacio Conchos were shot when they entered a bar to search for a bank robbery suspect. Officer Conchos died at the scene and Officer Davis died one month later from his wounds.

The suspect, an illegal alien, was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and sentenced to life.

Officer Davis had been with the agency for 12 years and was survived by his wife and two children.

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Police Officer Ignacio Gonzales Conchos
Phoenix Police Department, Arizona
End of Watch: Thursday, July 1, 1982
Cause: Gunfire

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August 4, 2013


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