Deputy Sheriff Perry Bud Davis

Deputy Sheriff Perry Bud Davis

Buncombe County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, April 3, 1965

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Perry Bud Davis

Deputy Sheriff Bud Davis was killed in an automobile crash on NC 63 in the Leicester area at about 11:55 am.

The patrol car he was in struck another vehicle head-on approximately 2-1/2 miles west of the Asheville city limits. He and his partner were both ejected from the vehicle. His partner was seriously injured.

Deputy Davis was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII and had served with the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office for just over two years years. He was survived by his parents, four sisters, and three brothers.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 2 years, 5 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 44th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state and the birthplace of my son. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasate

April 3, 2009

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