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.

The urgent calling of nature longs to be tested, seeks to be challenged beyond itself. The warrior within us beseeches Mars, the god of War, to deliver us to that crucial battlefield that will redeem us into the terrifying immediacy of the moment. We want to face our Goliath so we may be reminded that the warrior David is alive, in us. We pray to the war gods to guide us to the walls of Jerrico so we may dare the steadfastness and strength of our trumpet call. We aspire to be defeated in battle by powers so much greater than ourselves, so that the defeat itself will have made us larger than when we arrived. We long for the encounter that will ultimately empower us with dignity and honor....Be not mistaken: the longing is there and it's terrible and beautiful and tragic. (From In Search of the Warrior Spirt by Richard Heckler)

September 25, 2004

It is so unfortunate that our city, and brotherhood of cops has lost yet another police officer in just five weeks since the death of Officer Laird. I was very close to Officer Laird, and know the pain of losing one of those you love more than life itself. Thank you for your service Officer Davis. Protect the beats of heaven now, and watch over us from above.Perhaps will will have a chance to meet in another life.

Melissa S.
Indianapolis Citizen

September 25, 2004

Hero, what more do you need to say.

Sgt.Mike Edes
Maine State Police

September 25, 2004

God be with you James as you patrol your new beat. God watch over his wife and children, because we know James loved them. Watch over his family, friends, and coworkers in this difficult time. You will not be forgotten (Class 04157), you will always be in our hearts.

Patrolman Brock Curts
Dunkirk Police Department

September 25, 2004

James....I know your fellow officers appreciate & respect your service...as do I. I hope the entire Butler University population & the womens ball team realizes what you may very well have averted in locating this suspect. Thank you for your service & God bless from a fellow Hoosier & former university police officer.

Dennis Duncan

September 25, 2004

Indiana has once again lost another dedicated servant of our state. We will continue to keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. James, we thank you for your courage and willingness to serve. You will be truly missed by your comrades and students of Butler University.


Indiana State Police

September 25, 2004

"Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, 'Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?' And I said, 'Here am I. Send me.'"

-Isaiah 6:8

Ofc. Tim LeGarde
University of Minnesota Duluth Police Department

September 24, 2004

Davis job well done..i did not meet you but from what i hear you are 1 heck of a guy..your duty is done here on earth but Tim Laird & Jason Baker has a place reserve for you up in the streets of heaven...you & the rest of the officer are heros.....& have done a job well done...just remember the rest of you officers keep your gaurds up..be safe out there, & keep doing a well job that you are doing....proud supporter Nita always & forever.....

Nita H
proud supporter of the police nationwide

September 24, 2004

You will be always in our thoughts......

Police Constable
York Regional Police (Ontario)

September 24, 2004

We have now lost two heroes in this city in a very short period of time. I knew neither you but hearing your stories is comforting. I know that my family and I are safe here because people like you are watching over us. Your service and sacrifice will not be forgotten and this community will support your friends and family in their time of need. May you rest in peace.

Indianapolis Citizen
Civilian

September 24, 2004

RIP Brother
You will not be forgotten

Brad
IPD

September 24, 2004

our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and agency during this difficult time. May the Lord keep watch over you and yoour family

patrolman
City of Warrenville Police Dept.,Il

September 24, 2004

Rest in peace Brother James, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7.15.73

September 24, 2004

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and fellow officers of Officer Davis. I want to say Thank you to the two Marion County Deputies who located the killer. Thank you Officer Davis for your dedication and sacrifice. You will always be remembered. Rest in peace sir.

Captain Robert W. Cannon; Retired
Vermilion County Illinois Sheriff's Dept.

September 24, 2004

Rest in peace, Sir. Thank you for your service to your community and mankind. Brother, you have paid the ultimate price. We will never forget. We have it from here, go rest my brother, go rest.

Deputy
Michigan Sheriff Dept

September 24, 2004

God rest your soul Officer Davis. Thank you for your service to our fine community. Rest in peace and may the Lord be with your family, loved ones and fellow officers during these tough times.

You are all heros.

Indianapolis resident
Civilian

September 24, 2004

Your tour of duty has ended by having given the ultimate sacrifice.
Thank you for your service to your department and the university.
You will not be forgotten by those whose lives you touched.
Thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and
your fellow officers as they mourn your untimely loss.

† Rest In Peace, Officer Davis, May God Bless You †

Jeffrey Williams
Highland, Indiana

September 24, 2004

I believe I was directed to this website for a reason. I am confined to our home because of failing health and was beginning to think I had no purpose left on this earth. And, in a strange way, God saw my depression and brought me to you. Now I collect angels in heaven who can pray for me as I pray for them. You see, our son recently lost his partner on a code call and this was our first experience loosing a hero while in the line of duty. Now I check this site daily and make sure to add all you special angels to my prayer list.

Thank you for your years of dedicated service. May your family find comfort and peace in God's mercy and grace. Rest well my son. We love you. Life is eternal.

Grandma & Grandpa Hinkle
Parents of a Kern County Deputy Sheriff

September 24, 2004

My condolences to the family and friends of Officer Davis who are mourning his loss. A loss involving such tragic and unnecessary circumstances. I pray everyone realizes James is performing his duties and responsibilities now in a much better place. (Annuit Coeptis

Lieutenant S. I. Drake
Indianapolis Police Department

September 24, 2004

Your family is in our thoughts & prayers. You died a Hero. God Speed...

Omaha, Ne

September 24, 2004

Rest in Peace Brother. You gave your all above and beyond the call. We appreciate you for your faithfulness and dedication to duty. Be assured your loved ones are not alone for we are but a phone call away.

Bob Johnson VA-VI

Bob Johnson U.S. Marshal's (Ret'd)
Blue Knights International Police Assn.

September 24, 2004

On behalf of the men and women of the University of Maryland Police, we wish peace for , and offer our prayers for, Officer Davis, his family, and his colleagues.
Someone once said: "Not for fame. Not for place or rank. Not lured by ambition, or goaded by necessity. But in simple obedience to duty as they understood it." Rest in Peace.

LT Robert Mueck
University of Maryland Police

September 24, 2004

To the family and co-workers of officer James Davis. Having just recently lost one of my own officer to senseless violence I have an idea what you must be going through. My heart and prayers are with officer Davis and his family and friends. God bless you for your ultimate sacrifice.

Shawn Failor IPD South Ctrl
Marion County Sheriff's Department

September 24, 2004

YOU WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN.....MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

OFFICER SETH A. CARLSON
HIGHLAND IN.

September 24, 2004

My heart and prayers are with the wife, children, family, friends and coworkers of Officer Davis. May you find strength in each other and God. Rest in peace Officer Davis. May the children of this fine officer know always that their dad is a true HERO.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02

September 24, 2004

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