Officer Frank A. Davis

Officer Frank A. Davis

Norfolk Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, July 13, 1943

Frank A. Davis

Officer Frank Davis and Officer Robert Dunn were shot and killed after responding to a burglary call on Granby Street at approximately 5:00 am. When the officers arrived at the scene they were immediately fired upon as they exited their patrol cars.

Both officers returned fire, emptying their revolvers, before being fatally wounded.

The 19-year-old suspect was arrested later in the day by two Navy Shore Patrolmen and a Norfolk police officer. He was convicted of two counts of murder and received two life sentences. He was paroled in 1963.

Officer Davis had served with the agency for eight years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Paroled in 1963

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Thank you sir for your heroism, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

July 13, 2012

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