Trooper Jerry Don Davis

Trooper Jerry Don Davis

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, October 5, 1980

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Jerry Don Davis

Trooper Jerry Davis was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle for a traffic violation. The suspect was apprehended, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison.

Trooper Davis had been with the agency for just under two years and was stationed at Slaton. He was survived by his parents.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 4673

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Trooper J.D. Davis came to Slaton PD from Texas Tech PD. There was never any question of his desire to be a DPS Trooper and we arranged his schedule so he could achieve his associate's degree and qualify. His original assignment was in the Drivers License division at Lubbock and as soon as he served that obligation, he transferred into Patrol and was stationed at Slaton. I never knew a person who took greater pride in being a DPS Trooper. J.D. was a fine young man and dedicated law enforcement professional.

A DPS patrol boat was named in his honor, and a segment of highway US-84 where he was murdered has recently been dedicated as the J. D. Davis Memorial Highway.

Chief R. J. Estes (ret)
Slaton Police Department

June 17, 2019

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