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Police Officer Gary Cooper Davis

Bloomfield Township Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, May 13, 2004

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Reflections for Police Officer Gary Cooper Davis

It’s been 16 years and it still feels like yesterday. Miss you my friend

Friend Melissa Clark
SHPD family group.

May 13, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Davis.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 13, 2020

Thinking of you today, Gary. Please look after my Jim.
Karen

Karen Seeling
Friend

May 3, 2019

Officer Davis,

It has been years since I have reached out.... Nevertheless, every May 13th since 2004, you were thought of and remembered by my mother and I.

Today the memory of you just hit me out of nowhere, but possibly due to my recent visit to DC and May coming any day....

The last time I saw your dad, was in that courtroom with judge Chabot; she is garbage, we all knew it.

Your dad is with you and it makes me happy for both of you.

Something that I could not say before... hope Nikki reads this post and everyone else who remembers officer Davis.

When I met Officer Davis, was in high school and he meant the world to my mother and I.

To make the long story short, due to my constant involvement ( non-criminal 16 and on ...) with the law enforcement, was recruited by the FBI as a subcontractor in a particular field.

This is when was introduced to Joshua Campbell's trial lawyer before the ultimate tragedy... Frankly, received a job offer from this particular lawyer, which was never accepted.

Not mentioning any names, but when saw this lawyer at the 1200 building, was asked why I didn't reply to the job offer and said was there to see him lose.

Was studying in the medical field at this time.

One night shift doing clinicals, got a call to replace a sitter ( someone who takes care of patients that are out of their mind for medical or other reasons).

When I walked into that room, recognized our " friend" who set Campbell free.

The report stated that he was coked out; ran into a pole during a high speed police chase on a freeway and was admitted. Later, he lost his " sh*t" and attacked nurses.

He was in 4 point leather restraints. When saw him; asked not to be there due to ethical reasons, but there was no other way to give staff a break.

His Blood Pressure was off the charts and it took everything out of me to report it, but could not have lived with myself if didn't.

In his delirium, I was recognized and placed with the former US Attorney ( not the AUSA). As a patient, he had the privilege to reach out to anyone. Was asked for the number of the US Attorney to report a hostage situation and it was provided because had it on my speed dial due to having 2 jobs. Patient comes first ; ).

US Attorney's office received a VM in regards to a hostage situation involving a " familiar" federal defense attorney.

Truly believe in karma post this situation.

Hope Nikki is doing well + everyone in Officer Davis' life.

Nikki, your husband has changed many lives; my family and I will remain forever grateful for everything he has done for us.

Will finally try to make it to the vigil in DC.

Friend
Forever

April 2, 2019

Officer Davis,

It has been years since I have reached out.... Nevertheless, every May 13th since 2004, you were thought of and remembered by my mother and I.

Today the memory of you just hit me out of nowhere, but possibly due to my recent visit to DC and May coming any day....

The last time I saw your dad, was in that courtroom with judge Chabot; she is garbage, we all knew it.

Your dad is with you and it makes me happy for both of you.

Something that I could not say before... hope Nikki reads this post and everyone else who remembers officer Davis.

When I met Officer Davis, was in high school and he meant the world to my mother and I.

To make the long story short, due to my constant involvement ( non-criminal 16 and on ...) with the law enforcement, was recruited by the FBI as a subcontractor in a particular field.

This is when was introduced to Joshua Campbell's trial lawyer before the ultimate tragedy... Frankly, received a job offer from this particular lawyer, which was never accepted.

Not mentioning any names, but when saw this lawyer at the 1200 building, was asked why I didn't reply to the job offer and said was there to see him lose.

Was studying in the medical field at this time.

One night shift doing clinicals, got a call to replace a sitter ( someone who takes care of patients that are out of their mind for medical or other reasons).

When I walked into that room, recognized our " friend" who set Campbell free.

The report stated that he was coked out; ran into a pole during a high speed police chase on a freeway and was admitted. Later, he lost his " sh*t" and attacked nurses.

He was in 4 point leather restraints. When saw him; asked not to be there due to ethical reasons, but there was no other way to give staff a break.

His Blood Pressure was off the charts and it took everything out of me to report it, but could not have lived with myself if didn't.

In his delirium, I was recognized and placed with the former US Attorney ( not the AUSA). As a patient, he had the privilege to reach out to anyone. Was asked for the number of the US Attorney to report a hostage situation and it was provided because had it on my speed dial due to having 2 jobs. Patient comes first ; ).

US Attorney's office received a VM in regards to a hostage situation involving a " familiar" federal defense attorney.

Truly believe in karma post this situation.

Hope Nikki is doing well + everyone in Officer Davis' life.

Nikki, your husband has changed many lives; my family and I will remain forever grateful for everything he has done for us.

Will finally try to make it to the vigil in DC.

Friend
Forever

April 2, 2019

Coop, I can’t believe it’s been 14 yrs since you’ve made the ultimate sacrifice. There isn’t a day that goes by that your not in my thoughts. I have told my boys of your story and our friendship. Miss you lots.

M. Harp
M.P.D/Friend

May 13, 2018

Gary,

Since 5/13/2004, there has not been a day that has gone by that I do not think of you or miss you. Now you have Jack up in Valhalla with you and I can only imagine the hot rod conversations and rubber burning the two of you must be doing. You were meant to greatness and I only wish that greatness could have been seen here on earth. You will never be forgotten my friend. Keep watching over us. We love you.

Melissa Clark
Friend

January 28, 2018

I know it's a week after your anniversary Coop, but I haven't been able to find the words to say how much I still miss you. I know that God has a plan and y our was to walk the beat up in heaven, but I still think it was too soon. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you and what a great officer and person you were. You may be gone, but you will never be forgotten.

Disp M.K.H.
Milford P.D. Co-worker/friend

May 25, 2017

I love you Coop. I am in D.C. this weekend and the vigil is today, on your anniversary. You will never be forgotten.

Leo wife Melissa Clark
Sterling Heights LEOW

May 13, 2017

Rest well my brother. You're at peace looking after your loved ones and your colleagues from a better place.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

May 13, 2017

How is it 12 years since you were taken from us? I think about you all the time and you will never be forgotten. Thank you being an amazing person.

Leo wife Melissa Clark
Sterling Heights LEOW

August 27, 2016

Coop, another year passes and still think about you all the time. Police week is next week and is the hardest week for me. How ironic that your end of watch coincides with it. I know your still walking the beat up there and in good company. You paid the ultimate sacrifice doing what you loved. You are a hero and I miss you friend.

Disp. M.K.H.
MPD, Co-worker/friend

May 14, 2016

Coop, there isn't a day that passes that I don't think of you. There is so much that has changed, wish you were still here to share it all. I can't believe it's been 11 yrs already. I know your walking the beat up there and watching over all of us here, you unfort have a cpl more officers with you now so I know your in good company. Miss you my friend.

Disp. M.K.H
MPD, Co-worker/Friend

May 15, 2015

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 13, 2015

Coop,

Yesterday marked 10 years since the accident. There has been a lot of changes within the department but one constant remains. YOU!!!! There is not a day that goes by without your " BTPD brothers and sisters" saying your name or thinking about you.
We gathered by the your bench, in your honor, and remembered your impact on us as a friend, mentor, and fellow Officers.

Thanks for keeping us safe.

Co-worker
Bloomfield Twp Police Dept.

May 14, 2014

Ten years my friend it has been since you were taken too soon from us. There's not a day goes by that I don't think of you. Went to DC last year and got to see you name at the nleom, there were so many emotions I can't even explain. Miss you Coop

M.K.H.
MPD/Friend

May 14, 2014

I am a law enforcement student in Michigan and was assigned an extra credit presentation in my patrol operations class. I was assigned to research Officer Davis and the circumstances of his death. I have lived in Michigan my whole life and was young when Officer Davis passed away, so I do not remember that day, but my dad does. I would like to offer my deepest condolences to Officer Davis' family, co-workers, and friends. It is truly tragic what happened to Officer Davis.. Rest In Peace.

Dana Mowery
Law Enforcement Student

April 15, 2014

9 years ago.. WOW! Not a day has gone by that I dont think of you or miss you. You will forever be in our hearts Gary.

Melissa Clark
Friend

July 19, 2013

9 yrs ago I have your ODMP page in my locker and, I look and remember the short time I did know you and how out going and helpful you were whether it was car related or work ....godspeed Gary

Patrolman Francis McManamon #1155
Cleveland Police department

May 13, 2013

People in the Law Enforcement and muscle car communities are thinking good thoughts of you today.

Detective Sgt. Brad Swain
Monroe County IN, Sheriff's Office

May 13, 2013

Rest In Peace Officer Davis, your service and sacrifice is remembered.

Sgt. Jarrod L. Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections

May 13, 2013

Miss you..Not a day goes by that I do not think of you. Thanks for watching over us.

Melissa Clark
Police Officer Wife

September 10, 2012

It's been awhile Gary. I apologize. As you well know things on earth are crazy here. As much as I hate the fact that I know I am leaving the ones I love behind... I feel solice in knowing that I will see you in Heaven. That is what gets me through all the ct scans etc. etc.

I hope Nikki is Okay...I am sure she is well (at lleast I hope she is) you picked a good one there. She's strong even though our legal system is not.

I miss you still. If I close my eyes real tight...I can hear your voice. I never disgarded your emails and voice messages. I still have them saved.

You Sir are a hero in the trusest sense of the term; I love you eternally with sisterly love. We were friends and I am not sure that even death can sever that.

Be well, laugh... wait for Me; I'll be in the Roadrunner.

Love, Dart Girl

Eve Brown

August 28, 2012

YEARS HAVE COME, EIGHT YEARS HAVE GONE
LONG MONTHS THEY ALL HAVE PASSED,
SINCE THE DAY YOU GAVE YOUR LIFE FOR US,
THEN CAME THE BREATHE YOUR LAST.

WE'VE HAD THE JOY OF KNOWING YOU
BEING ON SHIFT WITH YOU THAT DAY,
WHEN GOD WOULD CALL YOU HOME FROM US,
AND WE WOULD HAVE TO STAY.

THE JOB, THE TEAM, AND LIFE GOES ON
BUT IT IS NOT THE SAME, YOU SEE,
FOR WHAT YOU DID FOR US THAT DAY,
LIVES ON INSIDE OF ME.

THEY SAY THAT TIME CURES MOST THE GRIEF
AND THE PAIN WILL GO AWAY,
BUT THE MEMORIES OF WHAT YOU DID,
ARE ALWAYS HERE TO STAY.

I GUESS FRIENDS, ARE FRIENDS, FOREVER
REGARDLESS OF HOW WE PART.
THE JOY OF KNOWING YOU, MY FRIEND
REMAINS WITHIN MY HEART.

M.K.H
W.B. Twp

May 13, 2012

Officer Davis arrested us for child abuse. Our daughter had been traumatized by peer on peer sexual abuse. As time went on Officer Davis changed his opinion about us and the reliability of our daughter.

We have a great deal of respect for Officer Davis. To us he exempliified the integrity of a police officer. We were very saddened to learn of his passing.

Doug Sargent [ civilian ]
none

March 5, 2012

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