Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

If tears could build a stairway
and memories were a lane,
We would walk all the way to Heaven,
to bring you home again...
No farewell words were spoken,
no time to say good-bye...
You were gone before we knew it,
and only God now knows why...
Our hearts ache in sadness,
and tears are sure to flow...
What it is meant to lose you,
no one will ever know!

Above Poem Written By: Anonymous

Our hearts go out to all family, friends, and fellow officers. He was a blessing to countless people through his selfless and courageous deeds! You will be truly missed! May you rest in peace!

The McWhorter Family

December 5, 2009

To the family and friends of Officer Davis,
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my prayers are with you. He is in good company in heaven, Sgt. Lebow Arkansas State Police and Fort Smith Police Officer Danny Martinez will be with him on the beat in heaven.

Fort Smith, Arkansas


December 5, 2009

Many hearts are weeping with you today. You are not alone.
May swift and final justice prevail.


December 5, 2009

Rest in peace brother.May God be with your family and friends.

Cpl.Chuck Richardson
Chickasaw Police Department

December 5, 2009

Rest in peace brother. We've got the watch from here. May God bless your family, friends and fellow officers who all mourn the loss of yet another hero.

Motor Officer Dominick Marraccini
Easton Police Department, Easton, PA

December 5, 2009

God bless you Philip.

Officer Williams
Pelham Police Department

December 5, 2009

Know that the Pell City Police Dept sends its condolences. God Bless.

Officer Pat Bishop
Pell City P.D.

December 5, 2009

Rest in peace Ofc. Davis. From your brothers and sisters to the will never be forgotten.

Ofc. Aaron P. Sparks
Newbury Police Department N.H.

December 5, 2009


Deputy J.D.Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

December 5, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Davis as well as the brotherhood at Pelham Police Department. May you rest in God's eternal peace our brother!

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse (NY) Police Department

December 5, 2009

So very Sorry my Brother. Officer Davis's Family,
Friends, and all the PPD Units are in my Prayers, thoughts, and have my Heartfelt Sympathy.
God Bless.

Officer Retired

December 5, 2009

God Speed!!

Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called the sons of God.

Matthew 5:9

Pam Long
Wife of SSC Deputy Clay Long

December 5, 2009

P/O Davis your service to your community will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy
Prince Geoge's County, Maryland

December 5, 2009

Officer Davis, your watch is ended. May our Heavenly Father watch over your family and friends during this tragic time. May your soul walk carefully and proudly into everlasting life. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in God’s peace my friend, you deserve it.

Chaplain Michael Grinnals
Camillus Police Department

December 5, 2009

Rest in Peace Officer Davis. We will take over from here.

Officer Michael J Nelson
Huntsville Police Department, Alabama

December 5, 2009

God Bless you sir.

Rick F.
Ret. CO

December 5, 2009

Rest in Peace and God Speed Officer Davis. Thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and your fellow brothers and sisters in law enforcement.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God” (Matthew 5:9).

Reserve Officer B. Haapoja

December 5, 2009

Heaven has yet another Hero. Heros Live Forever but we wish they could be living with us.

My son was gunned down last year and I know firsthand the horrible pain you are going thru right now.

Just know you are in my thoughts and prayers. My son also left two little children and a wife.

May God be at your side.

Sue Carol Miller, Mother

Sue Carol Miller
Mother of Officer Tom Ballman, EOW 2/7/08

December 5, 2009

Glad they caught the dirtbag...RIP Officer Davis.

Det. M.T. Tuttle
Va. Beach Police Dept.

December 5, 2009

My sincere thanks to Officer Davis for his dedication to serving our community and protecting all of us. My God bless his family.


December 5, 2009

Rest in peace brother, you will not be forgotten.

Officer Derrick Forbes
Pelham Police Department

December 5, 2009


The funeral line was long,
There's an awful lot of cars.
Folks came out of the restaurants,
They came out of the bars.
The workers at construction sights
All let their hammers drop.
Someone asked, "what is all this for?"
And they said,"Aw, just a cop."

Some chuckled at the passing cars,
Some shed a silent tear.
Some people said "It's stupid."
"All these dumb policemen here.
"How come the're not out fighin' crime?
"Or in a donut shop?"
"Sure is a lot of trouble for
"Someone who's is just a cop."

They blocked the intersections,
They blocked the interstate.
People yelled and cursed,
"Damn, its gonna make me late!"
"This is really ridiculous!"
"They're makin' us all stop!"
"It seems they sure are wastin' time
"On someone who's just a cop."

Into the cemetery now,
The slow procession comes.
The woeful Taps are slowly played,
There's loud salutes from guns.
They graveyard workers shake their heads.
"This service is a flop.
"There's lots of good words wasted,
"On someone who's just a cop."

Yea, just a cop to most folks.
Did his duty every day.
Tryin' to protect us,
Till they took his life away.
And when he got to heaven,
St. Peter put him at the top.
An angel asked him, "Who was that?"
And he said, "Aw just a cop."


December 5, 2009


"The Final Inspection"

The policeman stood and faced his 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 badges
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 times 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 silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

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

Author Unknown


December 5, 2009

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

A sacrifice none can repay; but appreciated none-the-less.

Thomas J. Sheppard
Central High
Phenix City


December 5, 2009

RIP my Brother. You have served the community well and it is now time for you to enjoy your beat on the streets of gold in Heaven.

Lt. Daniel Praytor
Moody Police

December 5, 2009

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