Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper William Bryant Davis

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, October 21, 1999

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Reflections for Trooper William Bryant Davis

Rest in peace Trooper Davis.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 16, 2019

Trooper Davis was a true professional I had the honor to work with during my time on the Guilford County Sheriff's Dept

Sgt Mike Korn (Retired)
Guilford County Sheriff's Dept.

October 21, 2013

Trooper Davis, I was 15 when I got off the bus and discovered your accident right in my front yard. I remember meeting you the week before at church and how I was so impressed by your professionalism.

You insipred me to start a career in law enforcement sir, and for that I am grateful.

Viya con Dios Trooper Davis

Police Officer John McIntosh
Greensboro PD

November 3, 2010

Jethro Wallace running us too hard. Our class came together and we fulfilled our dreams of being Troopers. Davis is a true loss and will never leave my thoughts.

Doug Matthews
Cadet in 1973 class with him.

January 28, 2010

Bryant, it's hard to believe it's been almost nine years now since you were taken from us. I still remember that day vividly and think of you often. You were a great training officer and friend! Your family seems to be doing really well, but I know they miss you dearly. Please continue to watch over all of the troopers here in D2. You will not be forgotton....

First Sergeant Scott Holland, D211
NCSHP

June 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
Sergeant
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

December 27, 2007

TROOPER DAVIS, YOU HAVE SERVED WELL. MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. A HERO FOR SURE. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

October 21, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Van Den Berghe
NH

October 19, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.

Van Den Berghe
NH

October 17, 2007

When I was still in field training, my FTO showed me the tree you collided with. I pass it often, and always think of you.

Trooper
North Carolina Highway Patrol

May 22, 2007

God Bless your family ! Thank you for your service to the citizens of the state of North Carolina. We were fortunate.


Sincerely,

Cpl.J.W. Lowder, Union County Sheriff's Department

Cpl. J.W. Lowder
Union County Sheriff's Department

May 14, 2007

My thoughts are with your loved ones on this 7th anniversary of your end of watch. You have not been forgotten as true heroes never die and you are a hero. Keep watch over your loved ones as they journey through life and also watch over those still out on patrol guarding over the Thin Blue Line. Thank you for your long and dedicated career to law enforcement.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

October 21, 2006

May the Lord continue to comfort those Trooper Davis left behind. He may have fallen but he is NEVER forgotten.

Joanie
Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEO's

October 16, 2006

To the family and friends of Trooper William Bryant Davis and his fellow officers with the North Carolina Highway Patrol

It has been six years since your tragic line of duty death. Please know that you are not forgotten and your valor and dedication to your job is still remembered and honored.

I hope that your loved ones are still comforted by the caring and support of their law enforcement family, and other police survivors.

Our family lost our beloved Larry Lasater when he was fatally shot during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers on April 23, 2005. Larry was a North Carolina native, and we still have many family members there.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Trooper Davis gave to his community and the citizens of North Carolina, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 21. 1999.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD eow 4/24/05

October 21, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace.

October 21, 2004

On angels ...
"The wings ain't anything but a uniform that's all. When they are in the field so to speak, they always wear them."
Taken from Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Bryant ...
It's been five years today. You're not forgotten.

October 21, 2004

October 21, 2004

Bryant Davis was one of the finest troopers to ever wear the uniform of a NC state trooper. He was dedicated to his profession and loved his job. He was a Christian and was dedicated to his family. He would be retired by now and enjoying his golden years, however it was not meant to be. Bryant was my fishing buddy and I miss him now as much as the say he died. Rest in peace my friend, one day we will meet again.

Line Sergeant W. K. Smith
North Carolina Highway Patrol

October 21, 2003

OCCASIONALLY, WE ARE GRAVED WITH THE PRESENCE OF AN EARH BOUND ANGEL. THEY ARE UNABLE TO STAY WITH US FOR LONG, BUT WHILE THEY DO, THEY BRING UNPRECEDENTED JOY AND HAPPINESS TO ALL THEY TOUCH. WHILE THEY ARE HERE, WE BASK IN THEIR GOODNESS AND MARVEL AT THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE WORLD. WHEN THEY LEAVE, WE ARE LEFT WITH THE DEVISTATION THAT COMES WITH LOSING SUCH A WONDERFUL BEING.BUT WE MUST REMEMBER.THE EARTH BOUND ANGELS ARE NOT OURS TO KEEP, THEY ARE OURS TO ENJOY, LEARN FROM, AND BEHOLD UNTIL THEY RETURN HOME.

Anonymous

Bryant, you were not just a co-worker but much more. A friend, a brother Trooper and most of all an example. You always displayed a positive attitude no matter what came your way. You loved your wife and two girls more than anything in this world and displayed that during your time here. The example of your life and knowing you has truley changed my life forever. I know that I will see you again because above all you were a brother in Christ, a Christian. With love and respect,Billy Allison (D-236).

Trooper W.D. Allison,II
North Carolina Highway Patrol

Trooper Davis,



I thank you for your service, and for your heroism. You left this world with great honor, but you will live in our memories forever. I pray for you and your family everday. Rest in peace officer.

Private Citizen
Jeff Zimmerman

As a patrol officer it sure does feel good when you need backup to look in the rearview mirror and see the "gray and black" pulling up. The NCSHP can ALWAYS be counted on! Thank every single trooper for their dedication.

Captain Scott Wright
Mount Holly Police Department, NC

I knew this fine man when I was a trooper many years ago. Such a sad loss of a good man doing such a worthy job.

The Old North State lost one of it's finest on this dark day. God Bless his family, friends and colleagues. He now patrols the streets of Heaven with St. Michael.

Be safe.

Chief JA Millan
Avery Co. Schools Spec. PD

Chief JA Millan
NC Public Schools Spec PD, Avery Dist

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