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Police Officer William W. Davis | Kennett Square Police Department, Pennsylvania Kennett Square Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

William W. Davis

Kennett Square Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Wednesday, November 15, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .308 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officers Richard Posey and William Davis were shot and killed after being ambushed in the police department's parking lot.

Both officers were shot in the back. A 28 year-old man was arrested at his home the next day and charged with their murders. The victim officers had charged him with driving with a revoked license two months earlier.

The suspect was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and sentenced to two life terms on March 25, 1974.

Officer Davis had served with the Kennett Square Police Department for two years.

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Police Officer Richard J. Posey
Kennett Square Police Department, Pennsylvania
End of Watch: Wednesday, November 15, 1972
Cause: Gunfire

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I never had the chance to meet you Uncle Bill. But just know I am finishing your career that was cut short. Thank you for the your service and the motivation behind my career.

Officer Jared T. Davis
Coatesville City Police
August 24, 2015

 

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