Police Officer Gordon R. Davis

Police Officer Gordon R. Davis

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, July 15, 1918

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Gordon R. Davis

Officer Davis was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer in a case of mistaken identity. The other officer mistook Officer Davis for a suspected murderer.

Officer Davis had served with the Detroit Police Department for 2 years and was assigned to the Hunter Street Station. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 20
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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Officer 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 Detroit.


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July 15, 2018

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