Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer James L. Davis, Jr.

Butler University Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Friday, September 24, 2004

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Reflections for Police Officer James L. Davis, Jr.

On behalf of the entire University of Nebraska Police Department I extend my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Ofc. Davis.

Ofc. Zachary Byers
University of Nebraska Police Dept.

September 26, 2004

By Michele Runyan

What is the meaning of "In The Line Of Duty"
It means that an officer made the Ultimate Sacrifice
It means that someone took an officer's life
A Hero has fallen

Officers who gave their all to protect and serve
have been killed by someone whom they swore to protect and serve

It means that their badge will no longer be on their chest and they will join
"The Best of The Best"

It means that family and friends are left behind to deal with the loss of a loved one
Only having the memories of that loved one close to their hearts
Something no one can ever take away

It means that family members will stand at the officer's grave and wonder why...
Why would someone take an officer's life and leave them there to die? If we only knew

Today an officer will place their badge on their chest to fulfill the dreams of heroes killed
"In The Line Of Duty"

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Davis family and the Butler University Police Department.

Agent Steve Haw
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 26, 2004

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"


September 26, 2004

My family would like to send our heartfelt sympathies to the family, friends, & fellow co-workers of P.O. James Davis.
You're in our thoughts and prayers. May God watch over all the brave men and women in law
enforcement who put their lives on the line everyday as they serve & protect their communitites.
Your job is a difficult one and we truly appreciate all you do. God bless each & everyone of you.

Gail M Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2-16-04

September 26, 2004

My sincere condolence to the family of Officer Davis and to the members of the Buther University Police.

Sr. Trooper Keith Miller
Oregon State Police

September 26, 2004

The Northwestern University Police Department extends its deepest sympathies to Officer Davis, his family, the Butler University Police Department and the university community that he served. Rest in Peace Hero...

Commander Darren Davis
Northwestern University Police Department

September 26, 2004

As a student at Butler University, I was shocked, scared, and saddened when I heard the news that Officer Davis was killed. It truly shook our small campus,and Officer Davis will be missed. I didn't know Officer Davis personally, but I remember seeing him around campus on duty, and when a friend and I had concerns about a stranger in our apartment building, it was Officer Davis who set our minds at ease and made sure we knew the BUPD was always there to help us. Officer Davis was an amazing man, even to someone who knew so little of him. Rest in Peace, Officer Davis.

Heather Jacobsen
Student, Butler University

September 26, 2004

To the family, friends and co-workers my prayers are with you. I wish there was something I could say to help you at this time, but there is nothing. The one thing that I kept telling myself was that I knew Clint loved being a police officer, and would not have traded places with anyone.
Officer Davis your family will miss you everyday, but we will never forget. Look Clint up for me and tell him I miss him...

Connie Barker
Mother of Clint Walker E.O.W. 1-14-04

September 26, 2004

The wounds from the death of IPD Officer Timothy "Jake" Laird are still present on all of our minds when another senseless death occured here in Indianapolis with that of Butler University Police Officer James Davis. I can only hope that both Officer Laird and Officer Davis are both at peace now and in a better place where they can watch over us daily. You are missed by many today and every day.

Civilian/Control Operator, Lydia Martine
Marion County Sheriff's Department

September 26, 2004

I visited Indianapolis and Butler University last year. It is a great city and univeristy. God Bless Brother Davis, his family and the men and women of the Butler Univeristy Police Department.

Chesterfield County Police Dept., VA

September 26, 2004

My condolences go out to the family of Officer Davis. As a former University Police Officer (IU) I can respect the type of work done on these campuses. As has already been stated above, I did not know you Officer Davis, but I didn't have to. Good will prevail over evil so rest easy and we'll take it from here brother.

Portage, Indiana Police Department

September 26, 2004

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Police Officer James L. Davis and the Butler University Police Department...our hearts and prayers are with you all...... Thank you for a job well done James... rest in peace as you continue your watch from the heavens......your memory will never be forgotten...

God Bless....Be Safe..... and wear your vests...

Vin, Pook and all of us at beyond-the-blue

Vinman and Pooky -Site Owners

September 25, 2004

We are heartbroken on hearing of James' loss.
We all recall you gave your best.
You did your job, now you can rest.
Your comrades now can cover your post
as you take your place with the Heavenly Host.

God Bless Our Fallen Brothers & Sisters.
Our prayers will be with you, your family, and co-workers!

Ptlm. P.K. Harding
Binghamton (NY) P.D.

September 25, 2004

My deepest thoughts go out to your family, friends, and coworkers during this difficult time. I wish I could have been there at that fateful moment. I would have taken out your killer or fallen beside you while trying. I'm glad that he got his and that the deputies he later confronted after he killed you were unharmed. Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice! Salute!


September 25, 2004

The members of the Royal Palm Beach Police Department wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the family, coworkers, and friends of Officer James L. Davis. He has fought the good fight and has now gone to his reward. Many of our brothers and sisters are gone, but none are ever forgotten.

Sergeant T. E. Murphy
Royal Palm Beach, Fl. P. D.

September 25, 2004

"...the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing. Do your best to come to me soon." - II Timothy 4: 6-9

Rest In Peace!

Charles D. Gidney, Journalist
WXIN-TV/ Fox Indianapolis

September 25, 2004

Rest in Peace Brother your a hero. God bless your family.

P.O. Suroviak
Downers Grove IL. PD.

September 25, 2004

"No greater a man than he who will lay down his life for another."

Deputy Andrew S. Hynek
La Porte County Sheriff's, IN Office

September 25, 2004

On behalf of the thousands of men and woman in uniform with the Florida DOC, we extend our deepest sympathies to officer Davis , his family and his fellow officers at Butler UPD May God give you strength in the days to come

Sgt Ted Davis
Florida department of corrections

September 25, 2004

You fought the good fight, and you did it well. Go with God my brother.

Officer Timothy J. Zuniga
UC Berkeley Police Department

September 25, 2004

Thanks for your service, brother. You will never be forgotten. May God Bless you and your family. Rest in Peace.

Detective Armando Sotero
North Miami Beach Police Department

September 25, 2004





September 25, 2004

My thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of Police Officer Davis. Rest in peace my brother and thank you for your service.

S/A C. Cooper
U.S. Dept of ED - Office of Inspector General

September 25, 2004

In loving memory of Officer Davis:
My heart is heavy for all the victims here cuz there are so many! I feel for the officer and his family and for their great loss. How much pain there is in all of this! To the children who
will never again experience their Daddy's touch and love, to the wife who must go on without her husband's help and support, to the parents who should never
have to bury their children, to the siblings, other relatives, friends and
co-workers who must continue with such a void in their lives, I am truly
sorry for your pain. This is God size pain, but Christ is able to carry
our burdens. There is none greater than Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. We don't get to Heaven based on what we do, but what He did for us by dying on that cross for everyone's sin. AMEN! There is now a huge void that cannot be filled. God be with all those who mourn and may His promises lift all those with heavy hearts for many years to come.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

September 25, 2004

Our thoughts and prayers are with James, his family and friends as we mourn his sacrifice. God Bless .

Police Officer
Chicago Police Dept.

September 25, 2004

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