Deputy Sheriff Jerry Giddian Davis

Deputy Sheriff Jerry Giddian Davis

Alamance County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, September 1, 1970

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Jerry Giddian Davis

Deputy Jerry Davis was shot and killed while he and another deputy were serving commitment papers on a mental patient. The suspect grabbed the other deputy's service weapon and shot Deputy Davis several times.

The 32 year-old suspect, who was charged with murder, was found incompetent to stand trial and committed in a mental institution. In 2010 the murder charge was dismissed. A year later he was transferred to the dementia ward of a Warsaw, North Carolina nursing home where he will stay the rest of his life.

Deputy Davis is survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Committed

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This past Thursday we had another memorial in your honor by Sheriff Johnson and the Alamance County Sheriffs Dept. I got to wear my class A uniform this time. Everybody kept saying how much I look like you. I regret not ever being able to meet you, but I'm glad to keep your legacy alive. I only hope I can be as great an officer as you were. Even though I never met you I love you and I cant wait to finally meet you.

Your Grandson
Grant Westbrooks

Officer Grant Westbrooks
Alamance County Sheriffs Department

September 5, 2016

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