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Police Officer Philip Mahan Davis

Pelham Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, December 4, 2009

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Reflections for Police Officer Philip Mahan Davis

Office Davis -

Thank you for your service to the community. Your death was sudden and senseless. Your family, friends, and co-workers are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace.

W.S.
Birmingham

December 7, 2009

Rest In Peace Brother. Your scarfice will never be forgotten. May God Bless you and your family in this difficult time. You are a true Hero and I salute you.

Ashraf Hanna, patrol Sergeant
Los Angeles Police Department

December 7, 2009

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is over.......

Sgt. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia Co. Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

December 6, 2009

I post this message with a broken heart for the loss of Officer Phillip Davis. Phillip, may you rest in peace. May your family and your fellow officers find comfort in God's love. You will certainly be missed!

Susan Genry wife of Ret. Lt Tim Genry
Susan Genry/Dispatcher

December 6, 2009

To the Davis family and the Pelham PD my thoughts and prayers are wih you.

Ptl S. Carr
Griffin, GA PD

December 6, 2009

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 6, 2009

Safety Briefing From: Officer Phillip Davis on 11/30/2009

“We have to change the way we do business. People used to respect Law Enforcement Officers. People even feared us at times. It wasn’t always for the right reasons, but it was the way things were. These times of political correctness, complaints on Officers, 24-hour instant news, professionalism before safety, sensitivity training, and a softer kinder approach have created an atmosphere where police officers are at best reviled, and at worst absolutely expendable. I don’t know what motivated the POS in Washington that assassinated the 4 officers taking time out to complete some paperwork. I don’t care either. He may have gone there to kill cops, or he may have believed his freedom was in jeopardy when the store employee bolted at the sight of his gun. So in the classic “bad guy” decision making process he decides to kill 4 officers. Not just Officers, these victims had personal lives also; they all had someone at home that fully expected them to walk through the door that afternoon; there are nine children associated with these slain Officers.”

“I don’t have any policy making authority, I’m not a supervisor, but I do have just enough common sense to create real problems for myself. My perception is that Officers are being killed with absolute indifference and we have to wake up. According to ODMP, the actual number of slain Officers is down for 2009, only 111 so far. As far as I’m concerned that is still 111 too many. Please remain constantly vigilant while in your patrol car, while on foot patrols, while eating, while using the bathroom, etc. I don’t mind the idea of being killed in a car accident, or being exposed to one of the assorted deadly communicable diseases from an inmate’s spit or urine, or worse. What I cannot accept is being gunned down with a mouth full of food on a Sunday morning at 0815, because nothing ever happens on Sundays!”

After everything was said and done that horrible day I read this on the Pelham PD duty board. It moved me and I wanted to share a piece of Phillip to those that don't know him personally. He was a good cop, a father, and a brother in blue. Godspeed and pleasant journeys through golden fields. You will be remembered and missed!

Deputy Jason Myrick
SCSO / USMS TFO

December 6, 2009

"For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us." Romans 8:18

Be at peace, my brother...see you at roll call!

Officer Joseph Jones
Hoover Police Department

December 6, 2009

Rest in peace brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and the entire Pelham Police Department at this tragic time. God Speed.

Patrolman Nathan W. Fisher
Point Township Police Department Northumberland, PA

December 6, 2009

Your work here is done brother, R.I.P.

Anonymous

December 6, 2009

To the family; friends; and co-workers of Officer Davis please know that all of us in Washington State share in your sorrow. We hope and pray that all of you will be given strength in this most trying of times and that somehow, someway, our thoughts will help ease your grief.

Trooper J.M. Koch
Washington State Patrol

December 6, 2009

Rest in Peace Officer Davis and God bless your family.

Lisa Fleetwood
Citizen

December 6, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Davis. You will not be forgotten.

Hal and Sherry Howard
Florence Police Officer and wife

December 6, 2009

May you Rest in Peace Sir...................

Officer Thomas Wiederhold
Fort Worth Texas Police

December 6, 2009

I talked to Phillip a couple of weeks ago. It was the usual, hey, what's up, and everything was good. We talked about the new member of his family and shook hands saying I'll see you around brother. Phillip was one of the nicest people I have ever known and would do anything to help someone. He had an oddly funny sense of humor that usually resulted in me shaking my head laughing. I worked with Phillip for a few years before I left the Pelham Police.
On the day he was downed, I was there in minutes and saw many of his friends hurting and in shock. When the night was over and everything was done I saw something very moving. I saw something that I knew Phillip would want everyone to know. It moved me depply and I will never forget it.
Phillip left his own obituary of sorts. On the cork board of his department I saw a safety letter dated 11-30-2009 from Officer Phillip Davis. I'm posting it here as he wrote it.

"We have to change the way we do business. People used to respect Law Enforcement Officers. People even feared us at times. It wasn't always for the right reasons, but it was the way things were. These times of political correctness, complaints on officers, 24-hour instant news, professionalism before safety, sensitivity training, and a softer kinder approach have created an atmosphere where police officers are at best reviled, and at worst absolutely expendable. I don't know what motivated the POS in Washington that assassinated the 4 officers taking time out to complete some paperwork. I don't care either. He may have gone there to kill cops, or he may have believed his freedom was in jeopardy when the store employee bolted at the sight of his gun. So in the classic bad guy decision making process, he decides to kill 4-Officers. Not just Officers, these victims had personal lives also; they all had someone at home that fully expected them to walk through the door that afternoon; there are nine children associated with these slain officers."

"I don't have any policy making authority, I'm not a supervisor, but I do have just enough common sense to create real problems for myself. My perception is that Officers are being killed with absolute indifference and we have to wake up. According to ODMP, the actual number of slain Officers is down for 2009, only 111 so far. As far as I'm concerned that is still 111 too many. Please take your safety seriously. Please remain constantly vigilant while in your patrol car, while on foot patrols, while eating, while using the bathroom, etc. I don't mind the idea of being killed in a car accident, or being exposed to one of the assorted deadly communicable diseases from an inmate's spit or urine, or worse. What I cannot accept is being gunned down with a mouth full of food on a Sunday morning at 0815, because nothing ever happens on Sundays!"

His words meant more than he knew. You will be missed, remembered always, and you are a hero! Godspeed and Good Journey Officer Phillip Davis.

Deputy Jason Myrick
SCSO / USMS Task Force Officer

December 6, 2009

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Police Officer Ph. Davis. May God comfort you and your Family. Rest in Peace Sir.

Sgt Jean Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP-Service, Traffic Unit

December 6, 2009

Thank you Brother for your brave service. My prayers are with your family and your law enforcement brothers and sisters. John 15:13

Cpl. Mark Wright
Arab Police Department Arab, Al

December 6, 2009

REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF E.J. MORRIS
RANDOLPH MO P.D.

December 6, 2009

My deepest condolences to Police Officer Davis's family and brother officers. As all the world celebrates the Christmas season, there will be no Christmas celebration in the Davis household for his children. It is not enough to say you died a hero in the line of duty as they are just words. However, you have left behind part of yourself in your love to your family and children. May God continue to watch over you and your family. You will never be forgotten.

RETIRED DETECTIVE FRANK DEMARCO
NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

December 6, 2009

To the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Davis, I want to express to you my deepest sympathy in the loss of Phillip. He has given the ultimate sacrifice.
I know that our heavenly Father will be by your side giving you strength and comfort.
We who have walked this path before you know the hurt and pain this has caused. Know that we to are praying for your comfort and strength at this time and in the years to come.
God bless you.

Mother of a Fallen Deputy.

Anonymous

December 6, 2009

Rest In Peace. Our Blessing goes out to the Davis Family. Your Family has never been more bigger then it is now.
Officer Phillip and Davis, we will handle it from here, THANK YOU! and God Bless.

Ofc. T. Pugh
Hoover Poliice Department

December 6, 2009

Thank you for your service to the Pelham community. Rest in peace, Praying for your loved ones.

Molly Ganier
USAF wife

December 6, 2009

Our Thoughts and prayers are with your family and The City of Pelham Police department! Thank you for your sacrifice! GOD BLESS YOU!!

Dispatcher Brandi Burns
University of Montevallo

December 6, 2009

Thank you for your service. The watch continues down here, now rest in peace my brother.

Len McGaha
Hamilton County Sheriff (Cinti)

December 6, 2009

Horrible week for Law Enforcement- starting off with the four officers from Lakewood, WA being gunned down. From cities big and small, let's never forget how dangerous this job can be.

Rest in peace Officer Davis. Let's all be careful out there and stick together. It's going to be real hard to celebrate Christmas this year knowing that the families of these officers are going to be going through a rough time.

Officer John Dimitres
Mashpee, MA Police Department

December 6, 2009

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