Chief of Police Oscar Davis

Chief of Police Oscar Davis

Raton Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Friday, April 6, 1923

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Oscar Davis

Chief of Police Oscar Davis was shot and killed when he attempted to break up a fight between occupants of two cars.

When he jumped on the running board of one of the vehicles, he was shot and fell to the street. As the suspects fled, the second car ran over him. The car the gunman was in was found overturned just outside of Raton.

Two days later, two men were apprehended near Maxwell and were charged with Chief Davis' murder. One of the subjects died in 1944, and the other in 1970.

Chief Davis was survived by his wife, son, and parents.

He is buried in the Fairmont Cemetery in Raton, New Mexico.


  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charged with murder


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Chief Davis,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Raton.


United States Border Patrol

April 6, 2023

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