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

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 41rst anniversary year of your death.

Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

August 10, 2013

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