Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Robert James Davey, Jr.

Alameda Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, March 3, 1983

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Reflections for Officer Robert James Davey, Jr.

Thinking about you today. 27 years ago we lost you, but you will never leave our thoughts or hearts.

Anonymous

March 3, 2010

I just wanted to say, Robert Davey Jr, was a good man, and an inspiration to alot of people. He was killed, doing a drug bust on his day off, he volunteered to be there. His son Robert "Trigger" was my best friend in the whole world from about 4 years old until Jr. High. His other son was my little brothers best friend, and of course the girls were my sisters best friends. We were all kids when this happened, but we were all family. If I remember correctly, Robert was the first officer to die in the line of duty in Alameda, and did so on his day off. I was pretty upset that they named a crummy little street on Bay Farm after him, when he deserved so much more. My blessings go out to the whole Davey family, and last I heard, at least one of the girls joined the force, and last I heard they had moved a couple of hours from here. Hope to talk to any of you soon.

Jef Billetter
an old friend

July 23, 2009

Rest in Peace, Officer Davey. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

June 8, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on this anniversary.

Former Police Officer
District Heights Police (MD) Dept.

March 3, 2009

Another year has gone by and we still think about you every day...

Anonymous

March 3, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you
continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to the home state of myself and my cherished son Larry Lasater who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

How very sad that you were robbed of your life at auch a young age. I can see from the loving reflections left you had such a positive impact on the lives of others, and that you are still loved and missed by so many. I am sure that you are proud of those who followed in your footsteps, especially your son.

The bullets that kill our beloved officers also kill a part of everyone who cared for them. I hope one day to meet your family at a Nor Cal Cops meeting or function.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officers Larry Lasater

March 3, 2009

Rob I returned to this site to read the refelections again after many years. Sounds like you were such a great cop. I am so proud to have known you, even though we only saw you on vacation in England and at my wedding so many many years ago.
God Bless you always
Norma

Norma Jack
Cousin

February 8, 2009

Thinking of you today as we are preparing for a funeral for another officer killed in the line of duty. Your son would make you proud. His dedication to his fellow officers and honor that he upholds is unbelievable. He truly knows what it takes to be a brother in law enforcement and he learned from the best.

Jenn

June 25, 2008

I was living in Texas when I received my Island Journal with the horror on the front page. Karen was so much fun for a Doggie Diner run, I ached for such pain for a wonderful officers wife and family. If Karen reads this -our grammar school is getting together.
Cynthia La Croix in ALameda

Cynthia La Croix
St Joseph Grammar School Friend

June 15, 2008

Thank you so much to all who still leave reflections and memories! It is so awsome that you are all still thinking of our Dad! 25 years later and he is still our HERO....

March 3, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

March 3, 2008

March 3, 2008 marks the 25th Anniversary of
Rob Davey's untimely death. Rob was a great
guy and a true credit to the profession.

Rob may be gone, but he has not and never
will be forgotten.

God Bless You Rob and RIP.

Randy Keenan / Sergeant - Retired
Alameda, CA Police Department

February 23, 2008

Rob,

You were among the APD officers I knew best and grew up around. You were always kind and friendly to me whenever you saw me. I still remember the night I was in that auto accident and you were at the hospital when I was brought in to the emergency room. You called my parents and waited with me until my dad got there. You also attended my going away party right before I left for the Air Force. I was just about done with my enlistment when my dad broke the news to me of your passing. Jim Hilt also told me what happened after I got out of the Air Force. Thanks to you and others who had faith in me, I realized my dream of becoming a police officer. Thanks for all you did for me, Rob. Rest In Peace and God Bless.

Ofc. Christopher Shipley
BART Police Department

December 27, 2007

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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

August 9, 2007

I miss you...

March 6, 2007

Your service is appreciated. Like your daughter, your Son is also taking care of business dealing with the crap they call inmates. He is a fine, upstanding Officer.. You would be proud of him...

USP Atwater
Federal Bureau of Prisons

April 22, 2006

Robert,

Thank you for for service. Your girl is kicking butt and cleaning up the streets. Must be in the blood. You did a great job!


MPD

March 8, 2006

Above and beyond the call of Duty.May you rest in Peace.

March 3, 2006

On this day that we lost you, you showed immeasureable great courage under fire.
You stopped evil from hurting others and you will be in the Hero's Hall of Fame forever.
You will never be forgotten.
Rest in peace, HERO!

Retired police officer

August 3, 2004

Officer Robert James Davey was my cousin and a very special person, although we only met twice he will always be in my memory.

Norma Jack

Officer Davey is a hero and my guardian angel

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