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

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends. Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P. Waggle
Civilian

July 11, 2017

The New York State Police and the State of New York mourn the loss of a fellow State Trooper who lost his life responding to a domestic dispute. The suspect murdered his wife and wounded a friend of hers before he murdered Trooper Davis. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, the New York State Police, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the entire State of New York.

Bradford Paulson
Observer

July 10, 2017

Trooper Davis may Saint Michael the Archangel guide you safely to a place of peace. You will always be remembered as a Hero.

Retired Police Officer
Suffolk County Police Department, NY

July 10, 2017

Rest easy Brother. May Christ bring peace and comfort to your loved ones.

Trooper Scott Bolen
Idaho State Police

July 10, 2017

RIP Brother. Praying for your Family.

Retired Police Officer
MTA PD

July 10, 2017

My heart aches for your families both blood and Blue.

Civilian Marianne White-Wood
Blue Lives Matters /The Thin Blue Line Supporter

July 10, 2017

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of YHWH". Mattityahu 5:9

Rest In Peace, my brother. Thank you for your service. May GOD comfort your family and friends.

Retired Chief Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

July 10, 2017

Another hero has been taken from us. Thank you for your selfless and dedicated service to the citizens of the great state of New York, Trooper Davis. You are a true hero and risked your life every single day keeping the citizens of New York safe and heroes are never forgotten. My heartfelt condolences go out to your family and friends and to all the brave men and women of the New York State Police.

Taylor Ramerth
Supporter of Law Enforcement

July 10, 2017

Trooper Davis, you will never be forgotten our brother. May you rest in peace.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester PD

July 10, 2017

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over six years. I pray that Joel's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

July 10, 2017

RIP Brother. May God be with your Family and loved ones. Rest easy now. Protect from above.

Officer Steven Austin
Lawrence TWP P.D. (NJ)

July 10, 2017

RIP my friend ..peace and prayers for your family, friends and fellow officers..another sad sad day..TWO OFFICER CARS AND BULLET PROOF GLASS NOW ! How many more lives will be taken. Marty Mooney retired Det NYPD and son Alex active NYPD..Blue Knights XIX Rome NY/XXXII Syracuse NY.

Retired DET Marty Mooney
NYPD

July 10, 2017

Rest In Peace my brother. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family, friends, and fellow Troopers. You made the ultimate sacrifice and will never be forgotten. God speed Trooper.

Trooper (Retired) Travis Qualls
Arizona Highway Patrol

July 10, 2017

RIP, Trooper Davis. Praying for you and your loved ones.

Officer C Curione
Rochester Police Department, NY

July 10, 2017

Rest in Peace in arms of our LORD. You answered the call and gave your all. Duty done. Will pray for your family.

David Thompson State Trooper Ret.
Texas Dept. of Public

July 10, 2017

Today A Hero Was Laid To Rest.

Today a Hero was laid to rest.

Ribbons and badge upon the chest,  uniform perfectly pressed.

Brothers and sisters gathered there to pay respects and share a prayer.

The Thin Blue Line as it's commonly known, but the uniforms are all colors...grey, blue, black, green and brown.

All at attention as the Hero travels past.  Saluting the latest but seemingly never the last. 

In support of each other and the Hero's loved ones left to grieve. 

Trying to make sense of what they don't want to believe.

The Hero's family is left now to wonder how to move on. 

The Hero would tell them that although I am gone rest assured I will be with you and tomorrow there will still be a dawn.

But know that the Hero was answering a calling.  As they say "doing the job" for
blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Rest well Hero...those loved ones, family and friends you left behind will carry on for you and never forget.

Signed,
An Anonymous Fellow Brother.

Trooper First Class/Anonymous Fellow Bro
Pennsylvania State Police

July 10, 2017

To the family and friends of Trooper Davis may God grant you all with a speedy healing. Trooper Davis thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the line of duty protecting others. Again another looser takes the life of another and doesn't think twice about it. Take your place above and watch over all of your family and friends and keep them safe. Your Brothers and Sisters in Blue will take the watch from here.

Res.Sgt Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police Dept,Ohio

July 10, 2017

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 who’s 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
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

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

July 10, 2017

God, filled with mercy, dwelling in the heavens' heights,
bring proper rest beneath the wings of your Lord,
amid the ranks of the holy and the pure,
illuminating like the brilliance of the skies the soul of Joel Davis who went to his eternal place of rest.
May You who are the source of mercy shelter him beneath Your wings eternally,
and bind his soul among the living, that he may rest in peace. And let us say: Amen.

Bill Mann
Civilian Supporter
South Pasadena, CA

July 10, 2017

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family & Dept

Detective Monica Veney
Baltimore City Police Department

July 10, 2017

RIP Trooper, praying for your family, Department and friends.... Why we do this job most people will never understand why... See you in Heaven when I go and become a Blue Blood on Patrol....

Lt Michael Bryant
Stone Mountain City Police, Georgia

July 10, 2017

Rest in peace brother. Thoughts are with your family both blue and blood during this difficult time. Thank you Trooper Davis for your years of service and dedication to your community.

Detective Sergeant David Post
Reno County Sheriff's Office Hutchinson, Ks

July 10, 2017

God Speed, Brother.

Sgt. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

July 10, 2017

May you find peace and comfort today and in the days to come. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker, Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

July 10, 2017

RIP Brother

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

July 10, 2017

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