Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Michael David Davis, Jr.

Placer County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Friday, October 24, 2014

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Reflections for Detective Michael David Davis, Jr.

Rest in peace brother.

Lt.A. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

October 27, 2014

Thank you for your service. Your family has already borne too much of the burden and now another load has been placed on them. Godspeed brother and rest in peace.

Capt. Chris Atack
Carrboro Police Department

October 27, 2014

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Investigator Michael David Davis Jr. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
Your honorable service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of Placer County, California will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir. May both Michael and his Father Rest in Peace.

Final Salute

VIPS 750 Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

October 27, 2014

"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

Sergeant
Chad Miner

October 27, 2014

Rip brother

Trooper Jk Jones
Georgia State Patrol

October 27, 2014

Thank you for your service Inv. Davis. Your service to your community was appreciated. We will be praying for your family as they face the pain of your loss. GOD bless you for your service and dedication.

Retired Sergeant Charles Carty
Benton AR Police Department

October 26, 2014

On the 7th day God created police officers.God bless.

Enza Conte Slinko
fallen hero family member

October 26, 2014

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Investigator Michael Davis Jr. and the extended law enforcement family Placer County, California Sheriff's Department. Rest in Peace brother and watch over us.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

October 26, 2014

I will never forget that day, as I patrolled a county north of you during this tragic event. Thank you for your service. You will never be forgotten. RIP . We have the streets from here.

Deputy Kyle Pflager
Tehama County Sheriff's Office, California

October 26, 2014

RIP Brother. Thank you. God Bless.

Lt.Robert M.Petty (retired)
No.Bergen, N.J. P.D.

October 26, 2014

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"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 BMI © 1993 - All Rights Reserved

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

October 26, 2014

I am sad to learn of the loss of Investigator Michael David Davis, Jr. May the Lord bring comfort and peace to his family, friends and peers.

JCOS TW Martinez
CYFD/JJS State of New Mexico

October 26, 2014

R.I.P Investigator Davis. Thank you for your dedication, loyalty and ultimate sacrifice. You will never be forgotten. God bless your family, friends and department in this difficult time. So sad and tragic.

Lisa
Family Member - New Jersey LEO's
Pompton Lakes, NJ

October 26, 2014

Rest in paradise with your father now brother. You're a hero. Prayers to your family.

Probation officer Josh Teter
Pyramid lake

October 26, 2014

Rest in Peace Sir. May God bless you and your family during this time

Dispatcher
Iowa State Patrol

October 26, 2014

Sometimes there just are no words to express the depth of emotion needed. Please except this as my heartfelt remembrance and honor of a the greatest sacrifice a man can give.

Faith M.
a resident of KS

October 26, 2014

Thank you Det. Mike Davis for your compassion and dedicated service. You have made a positive difference in our Communities, and we will not long forget the ultimate sacrifice you made for the rest of us. It is equally sad on the Anniversary of your father's line of duty death. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of our fallen warriors this day, and our PCSO community at large.

“There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends.”

Carole A. Barber, Placer County
Mother of California State Police Officer

October 26, 2014

Rest in peace brother we have the watch from here. May Gob Bless your family and friends.

Officer A. OROZCO
ADOT/ECD

October 26, 2014

Mike it was an honor and privilege to work with you over the years. You are a hero and your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Jason, I am so sorry for you and your family. Remember that your law enforcement family extends to beyond the PCSO and we are here for you if needed. God bless.

Stephanie
Placer County District Attorney's Office

October 26, 2014

Investigator Davis,

May you rest in peace. Thank you for your service and sacrifice, it is not in vain.
To the Davis family"..... I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom". Abraham Lincoln

Investigator Scott Moore
UCSO

October 26, 2014

Let the lord welcome you with open arms and may you rest in peace for evermore. May your family, friends and colleagues find peace and understanding in that you served to make this world a better place.

PC 3883 Alec Shirlaw
Lancashire police UK

October 26, 2014

RIP Brother, your with your poud father now. we got it from here

Sgt. D. Gardner

October 26, 2014

Never to be forgotten! Thank you for your service, Det. Davis!

T. Midby, Police Officer
Dept of Veterans Affairs

October 26, 2014

Investigator Michael Davis Jr., during your tour of duty you served your county and community with honor and dignity, it is now your time to rest with all of the heroes like your father that have gone before you. We will carry on from here. To the family of Investigator Michael Davis Jr., you all are in our thoughts and prayers. As you well know the Law Enforcement family will stand beside you. To the men and women of the Placer County Sheriff's Department hold your heads high as you all carry on during these difficult times. Stay Safe and watch each others backs. Fair Winds and Following Seas WARRIOR.

Detective Grade One Robert F. Jackson
Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Branch

October 26, 2014

Investigator Davis, thank you for your service and bravery. We are sending our thoughts & prayers to your brother and fellow team members at the Placer Co Sheriff's Office as well as to your precious family at home. That your family has sacrificed so much to protect our communities, with the loss of both you and your father, brings home how much our communities need to shelter and support your family. We will always remember...

Cover Your K-9 Team
The Police & Working K-9 Foundation

October 26, 2014

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