Officer Henry Tillman Davis

Officer Henry Tillman Davis

Gainesville Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, September 29, 1972

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Henry Tillman Davis

Officer Henry Davis and his partner were on patrol traveling eastbound on Georgia Highway 53 when a car approached them from behind at a high rate of speed and struck their patrol car in the rear.

The patrol car was knocked into the westbound lane and was struck by a second car on the passenger side where Officer Davis was sitting. Officer Davis was killed in the crash. His partner was treated and released from the hospital.

Officer Davis had served with the Gainesville Police Department for four years.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

automobile accident, vehicle crash

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Officer Davis,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Gainesville. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 29, 2022

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