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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Rest in peace Patrolman Davis.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 5, 2020

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