Police Officer Harry Lee Davis

Police Officer Harry Lee Davis

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, April 6, 1970

Harry Lee Davis

Officer Davis succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained one month earlier when he and his partner responded to a holdup alarm at a local bar at the corner of 23rd Street and Christian Street. Upon arrival Officer Davis entered went to the front of the bar as his partner went around back. As Officer Davis entered the bar he confronted the suspect who shot him once in the chest with a .38 caliber revolver.

After hearing the shot, the other officer ran to the front of the bar where he saw Officer Davis collapse. He chased the suspect for two blocks and exchanged shots with him before arresting him inside an apartment. The suspect was initially charged with murder after Officer Davis succumbed to his wound.

Officer Davis had served with the agency for 4 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 6848

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, March 8, 1970
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Charged with murder

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Even though I never met you, I feel that I know you through the wonderful stories I've heard of you. Your oldest sister Ann Lou still reflects fond memories of you. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!

Your neice, Lucetta

Lucetta Watkins
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