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.

R.I.P bro...


Timothy Johnson

November 2, 2011

Officer Davis,
I plan on being a police officer out of college. I am currently in HS and taking a Law Enforcement class taught by the Homicide Investigator assinged to your case. I was able to view the entire case report, Although meeting you in person wouldve been better than how i came to know of you, I would like to thank you for your service.


May 20, 2011

James my prayers are with your family and friends. From pledging to the academy you were a great source of strength.
Happy anniversary C.H.O.S.E.N.

Love you 06

Firefighter Sean Henderson
Clark County Fire Department

April 18, 2011

Remembering your life today and the joy that you brought into my life and everyone that loves you. I miss you so much and think about you everyday. It is hard to believe it has been five years that you left us but there is not one day that goes by that I don't think about you. I love you so very much. Keep your smile shining down on me.

Mylandar Davis

Mylandar Davis

September 24, 2009

I love and miss you so much. It hurts still very bad but God gives me strength. I can't wait until we are together again. Love you with all my heart.


Mylandar Davis

September 26, 2008

To Officer James Davis and his loved ones:

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

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, Officer Davis. I am so humbled by your valor and courage.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service James gave to his community and the citizens of Indiana, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 24, 2004.

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


September 25, 2008

Now it's been four years.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

September 24, 2008

Thank you for your service. You will never be forgotten. It's always a terrible shame to lose good men to bad deeds.

Captain D. Paul
Credential #: P06984 Department of Homeland Security

May 21, 2008

I was just sitting here at work, thinking of you! I thank God for the time that I with you at the academy and all the basketball we played! I pray for you and Shads familys often!!

Deputy David Baldwin
Randolph County Sheriff's Department Indiana

April 3, 2008

officer davis , although i never met you you are my brother and as i type these words i extend my heart to your family of blood and blue who still miss and grieve for you . i thank you brother for sharing the blue with gently for we have the watch from here............

officer val pickens
b'ham pd/b'ham , al

January 25, 2008

You gave your life protecting us all. You cared about us all and considered us all friends. You will never be forgotten. God Bless your wife and children.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
John 15:13

Butler University

December 25, 2007

Psalm 23
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,

he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his name's sake.

Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD

My prayers go out to your family and friends. God bless you brother.

Waterloo, IN

November 9, 2007

"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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

October 23, 2007

I miss you so much that it hurts man. I thank about you all the time and you always ride with me. We have locked up so many people that I cant keep count. I know that you will always ride with me and be my brother in arms. I went on a memorial ride today for a another brother and thought of you. God I miss you so much and wish you here to help guide me. I love you Davis and all that loud snoring you used to do. I know that you look over me and we will stand on watch again. I love you Davis and know that you are my Angel. Till we meet again my Brother. T

T. Deaton
Acadmy Brother

July 15, 2007

I was working an "off-duty" job when over my radio an alert was issued for the suspect that had shot and killed you. I never forgot the deep sadness that overcame me knowing a fellow officer was lost in the line of duty. You gave your all with bravery and honor. Rest well brother, your reward is most definitely in heaven.

Sgt. Clinton Geer, Sr.
Marion County Constable

March 29, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

February 8, 2007

Officer Davis, today marks the 2nd anniversary of your murder. God Bless you and your family on this solemn day. You have not been forgotten.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, JR.
Harvard University Police Dept.

September 24, 2006

Fallen but NEVER forgotten.

Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEO's

September 24, 2006

You were like my older brother D... "Everything's going to be alright baby girl!" is what you would always say. Our days back in MPI at Ft. Leavenworth. Friends through thick and thin. I love you so much D and wish you were still here with me!!!

Inv. Crystal M. Lopez
Great friend

July 10, 2006

I am saddened to find out that such a terrible thing happened to such a good man. Peace be with you.

CPT Steven S. Bartley
US Army Military Police

June 19, 2006

Good Morning JJ,

Today is your would of been 33 years old today. How much your little sister misses you. I have been thinking of you so much. The kids miss you they were just out here for police week and everytime I look at them they remind me of you so much. I just wanted to let you know how much I miss you and you are in my heart. Can't wait until we are back together one day. I love you so very much.


May 26, 2006

Today is the Anniversary of Officer Davis's death.
To his family, friends and Co-workers, know that he was remembered today.
God bless and take care of you.

September 24, 2005

Officer Davis, you have not been forgotten and are a true hero. I know the 24th will be a very hard day for your family and close friends, but they will get through it knowing that you are looking down on all of them and still close to them. Keep watch over your family and also those officers still out on patrol.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon, Asst. Chief, Retired
Riverside PD, IL

September 23, 2005

To the family and friends of Police Officer James Davis Jr. and his fellow officers with the Butler University Police Department:

On behalf of our entire family, we wanted to extend our sincerest condolences to you during this anniversary week of James' death.
We know that you suffered a grievous loss when James was so brutally murdered. Our family grieves for you and with you and shares your agony as we lost our beloved Larry when he was fatally shot this past April during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers.

May you continue to be comforted by the support of your law enforcement community and other police survivors. May God watch over his wife and three children who were robbed of their life with James by this horrific crime.
James' dedication and valor will never be forgotten.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service James gave to his community, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 24, 2004.

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

September 21, 2005

Dear Officer Davis and Family,
As this very sad anniversary approaches please know that I am thinking of you and your family. We lost our precious son one year ago and know the magnitude of the pain has not diminished only increased. Reflections left for us by other officers families in the days leading up to the one year date meant a lot. I hope the knowledge that you are being thought of and remembered may bring some bit of comfort no matter how small. You are in our hearts.
Matt's Mom forever

Linda Rittenhouse
Mother of Jesse Matthew Rittenhouse e.o.w.9/16/04

September 19, 2005

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