Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Joel R. Davis

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Sunday, July 9, 2017

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Reflections for Trooper Joel R. Davis

Such a great person, always a go-to-guy to get stuff done. Rode many nightshifts with him and he was always a role-model early in my career. God bless you Joel, your memory will always survive with us. You are the true definition of a hero. Miss working with you friend...

Investigator Gregory Majo
New York State Police - Troop D

July 25, 2019

Trooper Joel Davis will never ever be forgotten. I will always post a reflection every single year to the best of my ability. Additionally, others will continue to post reflection in honor of his legacy. May God Bless his family forever.

First Sergeant Thomas M. Webb, Retired.
New York State Police - Troop D

July 9, 2019

So glad the Jury came back this morning with the verdict of GUILTY on all 52 Counts. I am continuing to keep Joel, Nichole the other victim who was murdered as well as the victim who was shot but survived in my thoughts and prayers.

Ellen Guerdat Gates Police Victim Advocate/Genesee Valley Concerns of Police Survivors

March 20, 2019

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

To the Davis family, fellow troopers, and all who call Joel beloved, 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 our 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 hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Trooper Davis gave to his community and the citizens of New York and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on July 9, 2017

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

August 30, 2018

I hope everyone will find comfort in Acts 24:15 - "And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous." Until we see our loved ones again on an earthly Paradise, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 24, 2018

I was thinking about you once again as I watched excerpts of news footage of this awful and tragic event. My prayers and blessings are with your wife and your three beautiful children. May God bless your ENTIRE family.

First Sergeant Tom Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

January 31, 2018

You are so greatly missed, Joel. I'm planning to be at Police Week this May and will undoubtedly cry when your name is read. I know you are looking down on all of us and watching out for those you loved most. I pray regularly that I never have to endure another on-duty-death for the remaining 11 years I have left. You were taken from us too soon. Miss & love you,
Your Entire LEO family here in Jefferson County

Detective Paige Taylor
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, friend & colleague

December 28, 2017

Still not forgotten trooper! may you RIP, love my NYSP

16, still in school
Bladwinsville NY

September 15, 2017

Thank You for your service Trooper Davis. Gone but never forgotten

"A Part of America Died"

Somebody killed a policeman today,
and a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect,
will be buried with him at his side.

The suspect that shot him will stand up in court,
with counsel demanding his rights.
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids,
and spend many long, lonely nights.

The beat that he walked was a battle field too,
just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
to his name they will add a gold star.

Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
a cop put his life on the line.

Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
and he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call, of himself gave his all,
and a part of America died.

Future Police Officer

September 15, 2017

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

PTLM Frank Kapusta Retired
Mohawk PD

September 9, 2017

God bless you sir.

Patrolman Joe Neary
East LA

August 29, 2017

Thank you for your service and sacrifice and may you rest in peace. God bless you and your family.

Commonwealth's Attorney Travis Bird
Spotsylvania County

August 22, 2017

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Trooper Joel Davis during this very difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May their times spent together bring forth happy memories to last a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and dedication to your community. Rest in peace Trooper Davis.

Gail M Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/2004

August 19, 2017

Rest in the Peace you are so deserving of.

Chief Douglas Caufield
Town of Hempstead Department of Public Safety

August 11, 2017

R.I.P. BROTHER Davis!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

August 11, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain S. Yancey
Forest Hill Police, Texas

August 10, 2017

RIP brother Joel.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Inv. Bevenour
Gettysburg PD

August 8, 2017

Rest In Peace trooper. Thank for your service and sacrifice.

SergeantKnyo Geoff Odom
Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

August 7, 2017

Rest in Peace Trooper Davis and thank you for your service to your state

CPT. (former) Ahmed Danso-Faried
United States Army

August 6, 2017

You served as gods angel we got it from it blue brother from here to the heavens


August 2, 2017

A real "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County, PD. NY.

July 28, 2017

Rest in Peace Brother

Corporal B.P. Sullivan (Ret)
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

July 27, 2017

So I have to ask, where is all the anger and protests for your life being taken? Or for your family left to deal with shattered dreams and heartache? Maybe I missed it. But what I didn’t miss, is the fact that you made the ultimate sacrifice to stop an active shooter, vermin hell bent on killing innocent people, fulfilling our sacred oath, “To Protect and Serve”.
The dust settles, the news fades away…but the pain lingers for your family, the Dallas Police Department, and a nation of fellow officers who know too well the sick feeling when one of us goes down. Yet, day after day, we strap on a gun, pin on the badge, kiss our family so long, never knowing if this is actually “goodbye”, and live on the streets with vermin such as this. We drive by residential neighborhoods where we see families enjoying dinner together, safe and warm, enjoying the American way of life. A life that we swore to protect at all costs, everyone’s life because all life matters…even ours.
This has been a horrid year for law enforcement officers dying in the line of duty. The mayhem and carnage seems to know no end, as does the criticism of a select few, very few, and of course, the media. The same media that has yet to cover a story of a fallen officer’s family life in coping with the loss.
Thank you for your service, your dedication to duty and professionalism. “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. ... Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. ...

Sgt. Ron Tomassi, (Retired)
Lake Mary Fl Police

July 25, 2017

Mrs. Joel Davis and family ,
You family is in our families prayers at this so difficult time...i know what you are going through

Mrs. Lorna Johnson
Widow of Robert Johnson killed in line of duty July 3,2017

July 22, 2017

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero

Deputy J. Davis
Pittsylvania county sheriffs office

July 21, 2017

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