Patrolman Joseph Robert Davis

Patrolman Joseph Robert Davis

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch Monday, May 3, 1948

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Joseph Robert Davis

Patrolman Joseph Davis and Patrolman Charles Galloway were killed in an aircraft accident shortly after takeoff at the Andrews-Murphy Airport.

Both Patrolman were participating in a training exercise when their plane stalled 100 feet above ground and went into a spin and crashing, killing both patrolman instantly. The plane crashed approximatly 200 feet from the runway.

Patrolman Davis was a U.S Navy veteran of WWII and served with the North Carolina Highway Patrol for five months.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 5 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident


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Your heroism and service is honored today, the sixty-first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state and the birthplace of my son. 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 Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 3, 2009

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