Trooper William Bryant Davis

Trooper William Bryant Davis

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, October 21, 1999

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William Bryant Davis

Trooper William Davis was killed when he lost control of his patrol car on McConnell Road while responding to a felony traffic stop on I-85.

As Trooper Davis rounded a curve, his patrol car slid into a pickup truck and then into a tree. Two other troopers who were following close behind immediately stopped and attempted to revive him. He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead approximately an hour and 45 minutes later. The subject of the felony traffic stop was arrested later in the day.

Trooper Davis had served in law enforcement for 27 years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, parents, brother, and sister.

In 2006, the Mt. Hope Church Road bridge over Interstate 40/85 at, exit 132, was renamed the Trooper W. B. Davis Bridge.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge D-233

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response

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Trooper Davis,
I remember working beside you many times on Patrol. You and I was in a vehicle chase together on McConnell Rd three months before your life ended on the same road. We drove in the chase right by the very place you would lose your life. I still remember that chase , But I was always proud to stand beside you on a incident. Your self control and how you presented your self as a professional Trooper. But what stood out the most to me, was you faith in the salvation by Jesus Christ only. You lived it and as your brother in Christ I will see you again. May your family and all who loved you. Find salvation in Jesus Christ to.

Corporal David Shaw
Guilford County Sheriff’s Office , NC

May 18, 2022

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