Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Charles A. Davis

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, December 21, 1996

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Reflections for Police Officer Charles A. Davis

I was Charlies sergeant. I rode with him many times. He was truly a kind and gentle soul. I think of him often. R.I.P. brother.

Dennis Harrington
NYPD (ret)

July 21, 2021

My deepest sympathies to a family that gave for to much in their service to this country. These brothers exemplified what it is to be a Police Officer. RIP

Detective (retired)

December 21, 2020

I was one of Charlie’s partners at the Manhattan Warrant Squad in 1996. I was working that morning when Charlie was murdered and I can remember it like yesterday. I will share with you all a story of who Charlie Davis was. One day when Charlie and I were Car pooling to work, I told him what my 2 year old daughter had just said to me when I was leaving. Chelsea said to me “Daddy, will I ever see you again?” Now coming from a 2 year old and myself knowing she really didn’t understand what we really do out there as cops, I was stunned and caught off guard. When I told this to Charlie, he was floored also but his answer was, “we stay at our desks today and only do paper work, no warrant hits today. After sitting at our desks for 1/2 a tour, we went to meal at Chicky’s on 86St in NYC. Driving back to the command, I had forgotten what my daughter had said and was thinking about “overtime” and suggested to go out on some warrants to arrest someone. Charlie said without a pause “ My only job tonite is to get you home to your daughter.” We went back to the squad and sat at our desks for the remainder of our shift. I had already forgotten what Chelsea had said earlier but Charlie had not. Thank you partner for having my back always. As 24 years have past, I visit with Charlie’s widow Angela and daughter Arielle. We go to lunch or dinner a few times a year. I may have lost a good partner but in this ugly, I have gained two lifetime friends in Angela and Arielle. RIP P.O. Charlie Davis, never forgotten!

Det. Danny Mulligan

December 21, 2020

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 25, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Davis.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 2, 2020

Rest In Peace my brother in Blue

Deputy Inspector John McNally

December 21, 2019

Rest easy you a hero

Mark Mottola

December 21, 2019

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

December 21, 2017

It was my honor to research newspapers, magazines, online & books to find your ID CARD Photo. I found this photo in a 1997 NYPD MEDAL DAY BOOKLET about your heroic sacrifice. I felt it was necessary to have a photo on this website so that your family & friends can remember you. Rest Easy Hero! Always Remembered!

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit

February 5, 2016

I said a little prayer today for Police Officer Davis and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

December 14, 2015

On the anniversary of your death, I pray for your loved ones and hope that you are looking out for them from above. RIP

Sergeant Cheryl S

December 21, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 15th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 21, 2011

I had the privilege of working with Charlie for a brief time at the 103 precinct in South Jamaica. There was much more to him than just being a good cop. As each year draws to an end, my thoughts are of Charlie. Not, however, because of his passing in December. I think of him because he once told me that he spent his entire Thanksgiving serving food to the needy.

P.O. Kevin McQueen

November 23, 2011

You are a hero


December 21, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 2, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Manchester, NH

December 21, 2007

Always in my Heart, I still miss You and your smile

March 7, 2007

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Your memory will live on forever. RIP sir.

March 11, 2006

9 years and you are missed even more. Thank you for your service, you will NEVER be forgotten...

December 21, 2005

~~~~~The Broken Chain~~~~~

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name.~~In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.~~It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home.~~You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide; and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.~~Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same; but as God calls us one by one, the Chain will link again.


January 2, 2005

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. It is deeply appreciated.


December 21, 2004

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