Police Officer Joseph Emmanuel Davis

Police Officer Joseph Emmanuel Davis

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, June 7, 1989

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Joseph Emmanuel Davis

Officer Joseph Davis was shot and killed with his own weapon after chasing a robbery suspect into a wooded area near Martin Luther King Jr Drive. When he was found, his weapon was missing.

The suspect was apprehended, convicted of murder, and sentenced to life.

Officer Davis had served with the Atlanta Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

foot pursuit, robbery

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Another year my love and you are still missed. This is always a somber day for me I relive every detail of this day every year. You were suppose to be here with me going thru this journey call life but God called you home. I'm doing the best I can but I'm really lonely for you. I'm doing ok but it never really gets better. I love you forever my Jokey! Till we meet again your Eve!

Evelyn Davis MPH RN

June 7, 2022

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