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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Highway dedication takes place for trooper killed in 1980
Posted On KCBD November 21, 2019

SLATON, Texas (KCBD) - A special highway dedication ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. inside of the Slaton High School Gym at 105 N. 20th St. in Slaton for Jerry Don Davis, who was killed in the line of duty in 1980.

Davis was a 25-year-old Department of Public Safety trooper when he was shot and killed during a traffic stop on Sunday, Oct. 5, 1980.

DPS will now dedicate a section of Highway 84, where his murder took place.

Retired Police Officer

November 21, 2019

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