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Police Officer Kenneth Leslie Davis

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Thursday, May 11, 1995

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Reflections for Police Officer Kenneth Leslie Davis

Zach, I just found this on your dad. He used to have coffee the same place I went. I was pregnant with my daughter and he would give me advice. I think you were 2 or 3 he would talk about you all the the time. I considered him a friend as did my brother who knew him too. He watched over our town of Ballard, Greenwood, all the North end. I know he is watching over you and your family. I was very saddened by this awful incident that took him. God Bless.

Lisa
Friend

June 6, 2021

MISS YOU

Davis
SON

May 19, 2021

Officer Davis,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Seattle. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

May 11, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Davis.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 23, 2019

Miss ya buddy

Family
Son

May 23, 2019

Thinking of you today

SPD . .
SPD

May 11, 2018

Officer Davis,
On today, the 22nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Seattle. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

May 11, 2017

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

May 11, 2015

Thinking of you today

Retired Anon Anon
SPD

May 5, 2015

In the mid-80's I was a rebellious, crazy teenager. My friends and I used to cruise Carkeek Park back then and that is where I fist met Officer Davis. He gave us a ticket for going too fast. Thank heaven we crossed path. We were a bunch of private school girls, young, nieve and headed for trouble. Officer Davis became our guardian angelalthough we didn't know it. In hind sight I know he knew we were in way over our heads and he watched out for us. On more than one occassion when we were at some house party hanging with people we had never met, someone there would ask if Stephanie and Linda were here, "yes" we would say, "Officer Davis says it's time to go home". We wouldn't even know he was around and we would remove ourselves a little embarrassed but comforted knowing he cared.

I have always wanted to let his family know how much we cared for him and how sorry I was to hear of your loss. It has been years since then and I made it through those times relatively unscathed, I'm now a wife and mother leading a blessed life and I know I owe that in part to Officer Davis!

Stephanie Anderson

February 11, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 14th 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 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.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 11, 2009

Ken,

I have had the pleasure of knowing your lovely bride. She is the epitome of grace and strength. She raised your son well and is there to lend a hand to other families who have lost officers in the line of duty.

You are not forgotten; rest in peace, sir.

Brenda Donner
Washington State Concerns of Police Survivors

May 7, 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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

April 29, 2008

Ken Davis and I went to Lincoln Highschool in Seattle together. We joined the Seattle Police Department at the same time and we attended the same Police Academy Class together. We would alternate weeks carpooling together to the Academy.

Ken was a dear friend and a dedicated Police Officer. Even after all of this time I still think of him frequently.

George H. Stablein, Sr.
SPD #2535 - Retired

George H. Stablein, Sr.
SPD - Retired

May 25, 2007

You spent your whole adult life in law enforcement and
never got to enjoy your well deserved retirement. Your
family missed spending more time with you and you
never got to experience being a Grandpa. I am sorry
for all the lost experiences. Time has not diminished
your sacrifice. I'm thankful for the opportunity to read
about your service on this website.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

May 11, 2007

Hero's and the sacrifices they make are never forgotten. Officer Davis you are a true hero, and you are not forgotten. Continue your beat on Heaven's streets.

SPO
Salem, Va

December 4, 2006

rest in Peace Sir.Thank you for your service.

May 11, 2006

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace. God bless.

October 14, 2004

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer.

Today, May 11, 2004 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Police Officer Kenneth L. Davis who died in the line of duty on this date 9 years ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Officer Davis' sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

May 11, 2004

rest in peace blue angel. 07Nov/2003

Shannon
concerned citizen

November 7, 2003

To Zack's son. By reading your reflection I know that your dad was proud of you! Not only was he a hero, but you are also. My dad died on my 8th birthday, so I know what's in your heart. Wanna' talk sometime, contact me. Know this,son, you will see your father again. Believe in the blood of Jesus Christ, and you will be reunited with him. God bless you, son. What a wonderful son you are. Robert.

Officer RB WAde, Retired
Richmond Police, Retired

August 22, 2003

Dad--
Not a day goes by that I do not think of you and all the great memories we had together. I wish that I could have known you more than 12 years; because I know you would have had so much to teach me. After your passing, hearing stories about you only made me want to have you back more to get to know you better. I miss you so much and I pray for you every day. Thank you so much for you sacrifice--I can't wait to see you again. I love you Dad.

Son of Officer Zach Davis

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