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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

may our God hold you in his hands and lift your sweet family up as they struggle with the void in their life when you left the walks of this earth in such a violant and senseless way. thank you officer Davis for your service/

Anonymous

December 8, 2009

My sympathy and prayers to the family, friends and coworkers of Officer Davis. He is a true hero, giving selflessly of himself for his fellow citizens. May his children know what an honorable man he was. He will never be forgotten!

Anonymous

December 8, 2009

Gone but never forgotten. My prayers are with the Davis family and the pelham police dept.
To the family:Im the of daughter of slain police officer.Sgt. Larry Russell EOW 1/2/04 It will be a hard long road but keep your family close and keep faith and you can make it through the rough times to come.

shanika mccrae
Daughter of slain officer Sgt. Larry Russell

December 7, 2009

I had the good fortune to get to know Phillip and many of the other fine officers from Pelham PD and surrounding departments. I taught a class just a few weeks ago at the PD and Phillip attended. My heart breaks from the senseless action of the coward that deprive families and friends from a long lifetime of joy with such a fine young dedicated officer. On the last day of class, I had lunch with Phillip and several other officers before catching a ride with Mike Williams for a flight out of Birmingham. As we finished lunch, Phillip shared with me pictures of his wife and children - he couldn't have been any prouder! God called back one of his true Blue Angels too early. My prayers are for Phillip's family and friends. May God bring peace and comfort to each of you and give us all the strength to press forward.

Section Chief -Retired - John Williams
SC Department if Public Safety

December 7, 2009

HPD has lost two the past few years, Daniel Golden 2005 and Eric Freeman 2007. I checked the ODMP after hearing the fallen fellow Alabama LEO, Phillip Davis was killed recently.My heart goes out to your Dept, family, and friends. Death is mournful enough but to have a family member, and fellow LEO murdered seems to have a greater sadness. I read a reflection that Deputy Myrick posted regarding the written words of Officer Davis days before his death. It had so much truth in it that I posted it to my Facebook page for all of my co-workers at HPD to see.

R.I.P Officer Davis.

Investigator MJ
Huntsville AL PD

December 7, 2009

My Dearest Family and Friends

Somethings I'd like to say but first of all to let you know that I arrived okay.

I'm writing this from Heaven where I dwell with Our Lord above. where there's no more tears or sadness just eternal Love. Please don't be unhappy because I'm out of sight, remember that I'm with you every morning,noon and Night.

The Day I had to leave you when my Life on earth was through God picked me up and hugged me and He said I welcome you.
It's good to have you back again, You were missed while you were gone. As for your Dearest Family they'll be here later on.
I need you here so badly as part of my big plan. Theres so much we have to do to help our Moral Man.
Then God gave me a list of things that He wished for me to do, and foremost on that list of mine is to watch and care for you.
I'll be beside you everyday and through out the years, And when your sad. I'm standing there to wipe away your tears.
When You lie in bed at night the day's chores put to flight God and I are close you in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on Earth and all the loving years, because your only human they are bound to bring you tears.

Please don't be afraid to cry, it does releive the pain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned, But if I were to tell you You wouldn't understand.One thing is for certain, though my life on Earth is over I'm closer to you now than I ever was before.

To My many Friends, Trust God knows what is best.I'm still not far away from you I'm just beyond the crest.

So, If you can help somebody who is in sorrow or in pain, then you can say to God at night my day was not in vain.
And now I am contented that with my life. it was worth while,Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.
If you meet somebody who is down and feeling low just lend a hand and pick him up as on your way you go.
When Your walking down the street and you've got me on your mind just know Im walking in your footstep only a half a step behind.
And if you feel a gentel breeze or wind upon your face thats me just giving you a great big hug or just a soft embrace.
I will always love you from the land way up above We'll be in touch again soon
PS God sends his Love.

Anonymous

December 7, 2009

May God grant your family peace during this tragic time. We shall be eternally greatful for the ultimate sacrifice made by our brother Philip. We thank God for allowing him to share his services to the State of Alabama and its law enforcement community.

Chief Patrick W. Mardis
Fairfield Alabama Police Department

December 7, 2009

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

December 7, 2009

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, 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 tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got 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 an unmanly tear.
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 often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, Tx

December 7, 2009

Rest in Peace, Brother. Thank you for your service.

Detective Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police Department

December 7, 2009

Rest in Peace my brother in blue.

Officer M. Bowman
Cobb County Police Department

December 7, 2009

My deepest condolences for Officer Davis and his family. I lived in Vestavia before moving to Atlanta and have been familiar with the Pelham Police Department since the days of Chief Watson and have been a friend of Chief Wade (retired) since the 1960s.

I know the heartache you all are going through as my son-in-law, Dennis "Step" Stepnowski was killed in the line-of-duty EOW 6/29/2006. He was on the DeKalb County GA SWAT. I did not know Officer Davis but if he was a typical Pelham officer - he was a fine officer and person.

With Deepest Sympathy,

Wayne Teas
Atlanta Georgia

Wayne Teas
Friend of the Department

December 7, 2009

Rest In Peace

Lt B Cole
Lake Charles Police Dept (LOUISIANA)

December 7, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, the Pelham Police Department, and the brothers and sisters in uniform across the State of Alabama and the nation. We share your grief. May you always rest in the arms of the angels, Officer Davis. Thank you for your service, sir. You will not be forgotten.

Peggy Parker
Texarkana, TX

December 7, 2009

R.I.P. My Brother.

Investigator Greg Jackson
Covington County Sheriffs Office Alabama

December 7, 2009

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Officer Philip Davis, and the Pelham P.D. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Officer Davis, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

December 7, 2009

Officer Davis thank you for your service. May God Bless you and your family. Rest in Peace. You will not be forgotten!

Lieutenant
Del Rio Police Department (Texas)

December 7, 2009

RIP Brother...

Ptlm. M. Thomas
Foster Twp. Police Dept.

December 7, 2009

Rest in peace bro'. we'll take it from here.

PO JA Bottillo
Troy NY PD

December 7, 2009

Rest in peace, brother. May God be with the family of Officer Davis during this time of mouring. We've got the watch from here.

BL Mitchell, Patrol
FCPD, VA

December 7, 2009

As we grieve the loss of our colleague, we are reminded of the unselfish contribution made to the profession by our families. We keep the Davis family in continual thought at this difficult time.

Center Point Substation/Night Shift
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, AL

December 7, 2009

Words can't express my sorrow for the family of Officer Davis. The only thing I can do is pray that the Great Counselor, Our Father in heaven, will give peace and comfort to Officer Davis' family.
Thank you Officer Davis for your service. God Bless.

Patrolman R.G.
Moulton Police Moulton, Al

December 7, 2009

May God receive you in his arms and comfort you and your
family during these rough times. Thank you for your caring
service here on earth. Now rejoice and have peace in the
comfort of our saviour Jesus Christ. God will guide your
family and friends and your spirit will live on through your children.

Cpl. Greg Williams
Vestavia Hills Police Department

December 7, 2009

I lost my brother to a line of duty shooting. I am also a former police officer. To the friends and family of Phillip Davis, Man hath no greater love than to give his life for another. He no longer feels pain and he dwells with the Lord.

I have always trusted in him and prayed to God but since my brother's death I have taken to praying in a particular way.

I always heard of my brother appearing in dreams of his fellow officers and other of my family members but never in any of my own. I longed to see him again and felt that if he was visiting them in dreams why he handn't come to see me yet. Well, I couldn't wait for him to come and see me any more.

I KNOW my brother dwells with the Lord. I KNOW God hears all prayers. So when I miss him so badly I can't take it any more I pray to God to call my brother over to him and embrace him as hard as I want to. I pray to God to tell him everything I'm feeling and wanting for him and his kids. I take comfort that he is in my God's hands now and even if he never visits my dreams; I have the Lord hug him for me as often as I like. I have found comfort in this faith. I hope it helps some of you.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice Phillip Davis. Give my bro a hug for me. Let him know I'm still waiting to hear from him.

Anonymous

December 7, 2009

A brother never forgotten

Anonymous

December 7, 2009

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