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

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

Thank you for touching our lives

Retired Chief of Police Johnny McCurry
West Point , Ga P.D.

July 20, 2017


Nebraska Police Officer

July 19, 2017

Rest in Peace

Carolanne Pryme
widow of NYSP Trooper Tom Pryme

July 18, 2017

Rest in Peace Trooper Davis. Thinking of the family and friends of the officer that have to go through such a tragic loss.

Mike Adriaansen

July 17, 2017

Rip Brother

Deputy Zak Rodgers
Boone County Sheriffs Dept

July 15, 2017

Trooper Davis, thank you for your service to our state and country. You are the true definition of a hero, and your spirit will live on as your brothers and sisters in blue take the watch. Our sincere condolences to your family, friends, and co-workers.

Rest easy, brother.

Session 63
Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy
Schenectady, New York

July 14, 2017

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. RIP

Assist. Chief Matthew Rushton

July 14, 2017

And Now We Say Goodbye

Great sadness fills our hearts today
as pipes and drums, in slow march play.
A comrade’s fallen by the way,
And now we say goodbye.

This hero to the very end
Was more than just a casual friend,
Who would a stranger’s life defend,
And now we say goodbye

But we shall cherish, all our days,
The character this life portrayed
With sacrifice so freely made,
And now we say goodbye.

The hand salute, o’er Stars and Stripes,
And distant skirl of highland pipes,
Give last farewell with hero’s rights,
And now we say goodbye.

While here on Earth, you gave your best.
Now in the Master’s arms you rest.
T’is by your memory we are blessed.
And now we say goodbye.

Howard Garrison Yates
@ July 2006

Pete Piazza, SMSgt (Ret) USAF
Oklahoma Heartland Chapter of the AFSFA

July 14, 2017

Prayers for family, friends and co-workers.

Analyst TC Brown

July 14, 2017

Rest with God Trooper Davis. Your dedicated years of service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. Prayers for your family during this time in their lives.

retired police officer Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department

July 14, 2017

My deepest sympathy goes to the family of Trooper Joel Davis.

Jacquie Rebel survivor

July 13, 2017

RIP. Thank you for your service to our profession may god keep you and your family in his arms

Retired Chief of Police Johnny McCurry
West Point , Ga P.D.

July 13, 2017

On behalf of Blue Friday of New York we offer our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family, friends and members of the New York State Police in the loss of Trooper Joel R. Davis. May he and his family find comfort in the embrace of the arms of the Lord.
Trooper Davis, we thank you for your service to your community, Godspeed.

Det/Sgt Robert Markel (Retired)
Bethlehem Police NY/Director, Blue Friday of NY

July 13, 2017

RIP Trooper, you will never be forgotten.

Officer J. Honeycutt
Utah Valley University Police Dept.

July 13, 2017

Rest in Peace Trooper Davis. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Davis Family and the New York State Police.

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic & Escort Unit

July 13, 2017

My Family sends tearful condolences to Joel's Family , Friends, Department, Community, & Country ...
Thank You Joel for your Unselfish Service ...
RIP Joel Son of Valor, with Honor .
Gone From Our Arms ... Forever in Our Hearts ...

Ms. Karen Morgan PSY & LE GRAD.
Eagles Wing Baptist Church, SD

July 12, 2017

For Trooper Joel R. Davis:

The law-officer on-patrol is called to many incidents in the course of his/her tours of duty and one of the most dreaded calls is the domestic argument assignment. None of us know what awaits and it is common to check things out before making our decision on how the call will be handled. Too often the arriving law-officer is met with an enraged person whose first thought is to attack the officer.
Each of us that has handled such calls might be tempted to advise the best approach. While this might appear sound, the simple truth is that often-times the killer strikes from cover, by surprise, and without warning. It is well that each of us heed such actions. Our life is always at stake and the advantage, sadly, does not lie in our favor.
We regret that Joel would meet such a fate. He is but another who was in our place and we survived only through being one among-the-numbers who've answered such calls and we survived more by luck than skill. It is our lot - each of us who wears a badge. It has been the same horrific consequence for ages and, regretfully, will continue.
We pray for Joel's family, friends, co-workers and all who care about him.
We proudly render Trooper Joel Davis, a soldier-of-the-law, a proud and final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza, (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

July 12, 2017

"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
Powell Police Department

July 12, 2017

On behalf of the Zone 5 Law Enforcement Training Academy, our condolences are with you and your family. Thank you for your service and endless sacrifice to our communities, state and country. Thank you for your dedication to the preservation of good, no matter what the cost. RIP NYS Trooper J. Davis.

Recruit Lyons Matthew Lyons
Zone 5 Law Enforcement Training Academy

July 12, 2017

Rest In Peace , Our prayers are with all your family , This is from the family of fallen officer David Ortiz El Paso Texas.

N/a Arthur Andrade

July 12, 2017

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #187 Mt. Clemens Michigan.

July 12, 2017

God Bless the Peace Keeper. Your service to us will be remembered forever and may God watch over you and your family. Rest in Peace.

Ret/PO Michael Collins
Nassau County Police Dept

July 12, 2017

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