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Corporal Edward Roy Davenport

Long Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, February 4, 2003

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Reflections for Corporal Edward Roy Davenport

Cpl. Davenport,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Air Force. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 4, 2023

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 4, 2018

I was lucky enough to have to qualify at his range. He always came up with realistic scenarios and made it fun. I grew up in Long Beach and it was Policemen like him that made our city safe

Ret A A

August 3, 2016

God bless. He was the direct descendant of Ormus De Davenport.


July 14, 2016

Papa 'SWAT'~Uncle Eddie......thank-you for always being my uncle mentor friend and my mom's big brother-I love and miss you and one day does not go by that I dont think about you!
You taught me courage respect and how to be a man~Gone but never forgotten~Til we meet again!
Love Honor & Respect
Chance Edward(Davenport)Mccormick and family

chance mccormick

May 24, 2016

Miss u pops

Reserve officer

January 17, 2016

Papa you are so missed! Here I sit the eve of your 2nd youngest grandson's 8th grade graduation....oh how much you have missed...3 beautiful weddings of your grandchildren.......3 beautiful great grandchildren,,,,and a whole family who misses you tons!!! Your daughter has done wonders with her fabulous design work, both your sons and grandson have promoted high within their police departments. I know you are smiling big upon us all!!! Thank you for my most precious gift of all....your love....until we meet again!!!

Suzanne Davenport
Proud Daughter In Law

June 22, 2011

You have not been forgotten. Thank you for such a long and dedicated career to law enforcement and assitance to others.

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

February 4, 2010

Rest in Peace, Corporal Davenport. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 23, 2009

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 23, 2009

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Thank you for such a long and dedicated career to law enforcment. You have not been forgotten as you are a true hero.

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

February 4, 2009

I am remembering you with the deepest respect for the many years of distinquished service you gave to the citizens of California. On this the sixth anniversary of your tragic death, I am embracing your family in my heart and in prayer.

Phyllis Loya, mother of Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 4, 2009

God bless you and your family. From compton School Police Department

Compton School Police Officers Assn.
Police officers

May 19, 2008


I wonder if "Pops," is in-charge of the range up there in Heaven......

Maj M. B. Parlor

February 4, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

February 1, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 28, 2007

There is a generation of Long Beach Police Officers who shoot better and think much more strategically because of you, Ed. If a man is judged by what he left behind than your legacy is secured. You and your sons are examples of what integrity, honesty and professionalism in law enforcement is all about. Rest in Peace.

Sgt. R. F. " Buz" Williams (retired)
Long Beach Police Department (CA)

February 24, 2007

I came to this page...and saw Ed's pic.....I smiled, he was a good man, and a great Officer. He was harsh at times, on the range, but he had such character, he will forever be missed

Det. L.S. Martinez
Long Beach Police Dept

February 23, 2007

To Corporal Edward Roy Davenport and his loved ones:

On this the fourth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart is with your family. You’re all in our thoughts and our prayers.

Ed, for forty years you rescued us, saved our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Corporal Davenport. I am so humbled by your valor and courage.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the forty years of distinquished service Ed gave to his community and the citizens of Califonia, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 4, 2003.

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

February 4, 2007

ALWAYS remembered for making the supreme sacrifice.

Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEOs

January 25, 2007

Ed, We knew each other from 35 years ago when I was on the department. Thanks for your many years of service protecting the community. You will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace my friend.

Retired-Larry Carter
Long Beach Ca. Police Dept.

December 7, 2004

Thank you Corporal Davenport for keeping us safe from bad.

Renny Kassel
California Citizen

January 26, 2004


I was saddened to hear of your loss. I shot at the Long Beach range under your direction a number of times and I knew you to be true to your calling. I am proud of you for walking behind the badge for so many years. As a Rangemaster and mentor, you had few equals. The lessons you taught are walking the street behind hundreds of new badges, carrying on our traditions of excellence. You always shot straight and spoke the truth Ed. That is as much as any man can do. May God bless and keep you.

Sergeant Randy Patrick
Downey Police Department

December 2, 2003

Rest in Peace Brother, Thanks for a job well done.
May God Bless you and your family and friends.

Deputy Constable LC Downing
Wharton County Texas Pct 2

Although your tour of duty is over, you will never be forgotten! May God bless you, your family and your co-workers. Rest in peace my brother.

Motor Officer Don Cone
San Diego Police Department

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