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 cemetery 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 in prison.

Officer Davis was a United States Army Korean War veteran and had served with the Atlanta Police Department for seven years, assigned to Zone 4. He was survived by his wife, son, parents, two brothers, and five sisters.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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

convicted felon, foot pursuit, robbery

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Once Upon a Time, my partner against Crime! Officer Joe Davis... It still hurts even with time... I will see you again... The pleasure will be mine... R.I.P. Brother... A Jackson Unit 1408..

Ptlmn A Jackson

August 13, 2023

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