Correction Officer Thomas Davis, Jr.

Correction Officer Thomas Davis, Jr.

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, June 25, 1992

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Thomas Davis, Jr.

Correction Officer Thomas Davis was stabbed to death by a inmate who snuck up behind him and stabbed him in the back with a homemade knife at the Mansfield Correctional Institution.

The 32-year-old inmate was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction in 1980. He was convicted of Officer Davis' murder and received an additional 12 to 15 years. He has a parole hearing in September, 2019.

The man who stabbed Officer Davis was a member of the Aryan Nation.

Bio

  • Age 47
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Shank
  • Offender Sentenced to 12 to 15 years

gang member

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Correction Officer Thomas Davis, Jr. of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio and the additional 74 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

June 25, 2018

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