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Chief of Police Thadeus E. Davis

Smithfield Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, May 16, 1902

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Reflections for Chief of Police Thadeus E. Davis

Chief Davis,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Smithfield. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 16, 2022

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 16, 2018

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

May 16, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 110th 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
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 24, 2012

Thank you for your service.

Special Agent

January 2, 2011

Since the first discovery of this nation at Jamestown in 1607, people of all backgrounds have been protected, and served by those willing to take on the task few would accept.
By the steel of your character, the unwavering of your resolve, and the devotion of your duty, Smithfeld and Isle of Wight County continue safer, quieter and comforted thanks to the sacrifice of your service.
My Brother, you will not be forgotten. Your memory lives on in the rest of us, a gentle reminder and a call to serve just as you did. Rest in peace, never forgotten.

Deputy Sheriff David R. Lyons
Isle of Wight County Sheriff's Office

January 13, 2007

Chief Davis, I am pleased that you have been added to today's memorial, a long
time in coming. You served and we salute you. God Bless You.

Citizen Grace
St. Louis County

November 15, 2005

Chief Davis -

Rest easy knowing that you are not forgotten a century after your tragic death. Please watch over your fellow peace officers and keep us safe.

Police Officer
Fairfax City Police Dept. / (Former) Richmond Police Department

November 14, 2005

Chief Davis,
It has taken over 103 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Smithfield.


November 13, 2005

Chief, as you have known for over 100 earth years, Jesus Loves You. So do we.

John 3:16

Smithfield, home of the Virginia Hams. A good town.

Only Bosco Knows...

Ret Officer RB Wade
Richmond Va Police

November 13, 2005



November 11, 2005

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