Police Officer Gary Cooper Davis

Police Officer Gary Cooper Davis

Bloomfield Township Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, May 13, 2004

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Gary Cooper Davis

Police Officer Gary Davis was killed in an automobile crash while transporting a prisoner back to the police station at 3:00 a.m.

He had just arrested the driver, suspected of DUI on I-75, and was turning around through a median near Adams Road when his patrol car was struck by a car driven by a drunk driver. Officer Davis was killed in the collision. His prisoner and the other drunk driver were seriously injured.

The suspect, who has a previous drunk driving conviction, was charged with second-degree murder, drunken driving causing death to emergency personnel, failing to use care while passing a stationary emergency vehicle causing death, and drunken driving causing serious injury. On October 6, 2005, the suspect was acquitted of the murder charge but convicted of two misdemeanor charges.

Officer Davis had served with the Bloomfield Township Police Department for 12 years. He is survived by his wife, a Waterford police officer.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 180

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Convicted of misdemeanor

Impaired Driver, transport, vehicle crash

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Coop I was thinking about you today. 20 years have come and gone and man do I miss our talks with Nicki and our mdc talks. I know you are keeping watch but just.know you are so truly missed and will never be forgotten. Rest easy Coop

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June 17, 2024

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