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 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 agency for 7 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

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Dear Joe,
My friend and coworker,
It seems like yesterday when we patrolled the streets of zone 4 — 1986…
My Dear Friend your not forgotten and I pray for you daily.
May GOD bless you & Rest In Peace

Mike Slater

August 17, 2021

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