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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

To my dearest brother...
I spent a week with your amazing wife and kids. Each night that I fed the baby his last bottle of milk, I told him at least one funny story about his dad. I could feel you there with us - watching over us all. You must be so proud of them all. Every day I think about you and your presence in our lives. Your biggest fan, my son, talks about you daily and I know he wants to make you proud. We love you. We miss you. We are so proud of the impact you had on everyone that ever met you. God bless us all and keep us close.
Love - your sister that "loves everyone like a sister"

Amy Davis
Sister-in-law

April 17, 2010

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Police Officer Philip Davis,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Police Officer Philip Davis. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Police Officer Philip Davis is a hero.

Respectfully,

Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network

Anonymous

March 25, 2010

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service.

Deputy Sheriff
Covinton County Sheriff's Dept. (Ms)

March 11, 2010

Like you, a lot of us Phil have kids. Early in my career, and when my first boy was as young as your kids, I had a fear of leaving without him knowing me. Working in the big city at the time, I was amazed that I made it home alive on numerous nights. I wrote a letter to my boy, when he was about two, which described what we did everyday as father and son. I just wanted him to know me in case I didn't come home one night. He's old enough now to know me and I eventually just threw the letter away.
Yeah, we worked together, but I don't know your home life and the details of your relationships with the kids. I promise you, though, that when your kids are older, all of us will tell our stories to them; about you, and how we all knew you in our own way. Only your wife can truly tell them of your love for them, but boy do the rest of us have some funny tales. I want them to know you the way we knew you. I want them to know what it was like when their dad came to work and what everyone thought of him. Your humor is what touched your co-workers; but your professionalism, dedication and enthusiasm is what made you worthy of the badge and worthy to stand among our ranks. Your stories from work is what we can offer your kids. Myself and many others look forward to that talk one day. I look forward to watching your kids laugh. I look forward to the glow of pride in their faces; hearing about how their dad was such a good man and how so many loved him. This is a promise and it will be done. I'll see you at work tomorrow. Take care.

Anonymous

March 7, 2010

We think about you all the time and miss you. You would be so proud of how all of us and the community has taken care of your family. Wish you were still with us. You made us laugh so much. Take care brother.

Anonymous

February 11, 2010

Officer Davis,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pelham. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

February 1, 2010

To the family and friends of Officer Philip Davis and his fellow officers:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Philip was tragically killed.

To Officer Davis' family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in the Bay Area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

I was very moved by the posting Philip had left for his fellow officers only a few days before his tragic murder. Unfortunately, I think his assessment was right on the mark and it sickens and enrages me that our officers are being targeted and dying such senseless deaths.
Those bullets don't just kill the individual officer but kill a part of everyone who loved and cared for them. Today it takes courage to even pin on a badge and I pray for the safety of all those who protect and serve to safeguard us.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Philip gave to his community and the citizens of Alabama, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on December 4, 2009.

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

Anonymous

December 30, 2009

Rest In Peace, Brother! Thanks for making the ultimate sacrifice.

Trooper
Illinois State Police

December 23, 2009

REST IN PEACE, BROTHER
PROVINCIAL CONSTABLE MARTY LALONDE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

PROVINCIAL CONSTABLE MARTY LALONDE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

December 20, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Davis' wife, children, family and friends. No words can ease your pain at this time, but God is there! I was married to Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002 and am now married to Chief Aaron Carpenter of the Chatom PD. Our loved ones walk a very thin blue line. Please know that there are lots of us out here walking this path with you in thoughts and prayers.

Denise Nichols Carpenter
Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002

December 20, 2009

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Davis and we honor his distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever.

To the family, friends, and colleagues of Officer Davis, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on. Just as you were always with him when he walked the beat or patrolled the streets, know that he will always be with you - wherever you may be. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Officer Davis is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family, and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

It was their duty to serve; it is ours to remember.

Special Agent
FBI New York

December 20, 2009

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Davis and we honor his distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever.

To the family, friends, and colleagues of Officer Davis, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on. Just as you were always with him when he walked the beat or patrolled the streets, know that he will always be with you - wherever you may be. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Officer Davis is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family, and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

It was their duty to serve; it is ours to remember.

Special Agent
FBI New York

December 20, 2009

Rest in peace Officer Davis, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you very much for your service!

Shelly
Citizen

December 20, 2009

May God Bless you and your family. May he grant you eternal rest. May he also grant your family, friends, and co-workers the strength they need to get through the rough times ahead. Thank you for your service.

PO James McPArtland Jr
Mount Venron PD NY

December 18, 2009

May our Lord watch over your family and friends during this tragic time. You're in our thoughts and prayers. Rest easy now my friend, you have earned it.

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

December 17, 2009

We don't always know why God takes us from our loved ones so soon, we can only trust in Him and his plans for all of us. Thank you for your service in this great profession! Rest at peace brother! God Bless you and your family and may God's healing power help to comfort them in this time and forever.

Sgt Sean Hoover
Fort Myers PD Florida

December 15, 2009

I cannot imagine the sense of loss felt by the loved ones left behind. Someone sent this to me today and I wanted to share it with the family and friends of those officers who have given their all. Good Bless Them!

"My First Christmas In Heaven"

I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below
With tiny lights, like Heaven's stars, reflecting on the snow
The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away the tear
For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear
But the sounds of music can't compare with the Christmas
choir up here. I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices
bring. For it is beyond description, to hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart
But I am not so far away, We really aren't apart.
So be happy for me, dear ones, You know I hold you dear.
And be glad I'm spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I sent you each a special gift, from my heavenly home above.
I sent you each a memory of my undying love.
After all, love is a gift more precious than pure gold.
It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.

Please love and keep each other, as my Father said to do.
For I can't count the blessing or love he has for each of you.
So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear
Remember, I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ
this year.
Author Unknown

MPO Denny Vorbau
Fairfax County Police Department

December 15, 2009

My condolences go out to Officer
Philip Davis family, friends and fellow officers. Rest in Peace brother.

Detective M. Marks
Pittsburgh Police Department

December 14, 2009

To your family, I pray God grants you peace in your time of sadness. Matthew 5:9

Deputy R Cowell
Kitsap County Sheriff's Office, WA

December 13, 2009

Ofc. Davis, Thank you for your bravery and answering the call of duty to serve on the front lines protecting our community. While simple words are a shallow attempt to console, your memory will continue through us until we are all reunited in Heaven in His perfect peace. May God hold you and your family close to His heart in these trying times.

Special Agent
FBI

December 13, 2009

Rest in piece. God bless you and your family.

Anonymous

December 12, 2009

Thoughts and Prayers are with your family and your agency. RIP Brother in Blue.

Police Officer D. Kirk #309
Round Lake Heights PD (IL)

December 11, 2009

I just got finished reading a letter that Officer Davis wrote just days before he was taken. This was an Officer with experience beyond his years. It was a touching letter with a message for us all.

To the family of Officer Davis I am so sorry for your loss. Officer Davis is a true hero.

May he rest in piece. We will take it from here.

Trooper
Louisiana State Police

December 11, 2009

Rest in Peace, Brother.

OFC B. Grajek

December 11, 2009

My prayers go out to the Family, Friends, and Fellow Officers who have suffered this great loss. RIP Officer Davis ~ Thank you for your service.

Corrections Sergeant Janet Parker
Shelby County Sheriff's Office

December 11, 2009

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