Police Officer John R. Davis, Sr.

Police Officer John R. Davis, Sr.

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Friday, August 6, 1982

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John R. Davis, Sr.

Officer Davis and Officer Ignacio Conchos were shot when they entered a bar to search for a bank robbery suspect. Officer Conchos died at the scene and Officer Davis, who was able to fir eback and hit the suspect, died one month later from his wounds.

The suspect, an illegal alien, was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and sentenced to life.

Officer Davis had been with the agency for 12 years and was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 1841

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, July 1, 1982
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Sentenced to life

bank robbery, suspicious person

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I never had the privilege of meeting "Big John". His grandson Jay and I were good friends back in highschool. I got to know Mrs. Davis and their two sons as well. All great people... beautiful family. My father, Uncle, and Aunt are all retired law enforcement and, sadly, have witnessed the pain families and communities go through with such a great loss. I send much love and respect to the Davis family. John must be smiling down on all of you as he continues to "keep watch"....rest in peace

Anthony Earle Lloyd
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June 19, 2019

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