Officer James A. Davis

Officer James A. Davis

Beaumont Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, December 6, 1925

James A. Davis

Officer Davis was killed while attempting to stop a team of runaway-horses pulling a wagon. Officer Davis observed the animals entering a busy street and attempted to stop them to save citizens. Part of the wagon struck Officer Davis, causing severe head and internal injuries.

He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries the next day.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Saturday, December 5, 1925

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This was my great grandfather. This story has been told to me since I was young, and now I patrol the same streets that he, my father, and now my brother, son and I patrol today. I talked about it in shift-meeting this morning. He was also employed as a milk inspector before he became a police officer. A runaway ice-wagon got away and he tried to stop it, being hit in the chest with the horse-drawn wagon's yoke. He died the next day. My grandmother said she remembered as a young child hearing him struggling to breathe as they visited him in the hospital.

Sergeant T.L. Bean
Beaumont PD

December 5, 2017

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