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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Patrolman Davis,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

May 3, 2023

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