Police Officer Philip Mahan Davis

Police Officer Philip Mahan Davis

Pelham Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, December 4, 2009

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Philip Mahan Davis

Police Officer Philip Davis was shot and killed while making a traffic stop on I-65, near County Road 52, at approximately 11:50 pm.

After Officer Davis wrote a speeding citation and returned to the vehicle, the driver opened fire and fatally shot him. The subject then fled the scene but was arrested two hours later.

The man, 29, was found guilty of capital murder and was sentenced to death on June 16th, 2011. On March 24, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned his conviction.

Officer Davis had served with the Pelham Police Department for 4-1/2 years. He had previously served with the University of Alabama Police Department and Calera Police Department. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, December 3, 2009
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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Officer Davis,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pelham. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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December 4, 2019

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