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Trooper Jerry Don Davis | Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

Trooper

Jerry Don Davis

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, October 5, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 4673

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Trooper Jerry Davis was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle for a traffic violation. The suspect was apprehended, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison.

Trooper Davis had been with the agency for just under two years and was stationed at Slaton. He was survived by his parents.

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I'm pretty sure I saw Trooper Davis working the drivers license facility in Lubbock back around December 1979. I was stationed at Reese AFB and had just arrived. My wife and I went there to get Texas drivers licenses. I was just about to leave the Lubbock area to go overseas when a bulletin flashed on the tv about Trooper Davis' death. When I saw his picture I'm pretty sure it's the same trooper we saw at the DL facility. If I remember right the loser who killed him was caught in Oklahoma. It just broke my heart to hear about that. I was an AF security policeman at the time.

MSgt Thomas Canfield, Ret.
October 3, 2017

 

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