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Police Officer Richard James Davidson

Shreveport Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Friday, January 2, 1987

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Reflections for Police Officer Richard James Davidson

Officer Davidson, I salute your brave service to your state and your community. You were so very young to lose your life to this coward. I am sure that you are resting in peace in the streets of Heaven! May God continue to Bless you and all those that loved you here on earth. We all know where that bad guy is!

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Flowery Branch, GA

May 29, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Davidson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 26, 2019

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

January 3, 2017

Police Officer Richard James Davidson, I would like to Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice on this 30th anniversary of your Sacrifice.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the scum who murdered you burns in hell for eternity!


B Sherwood Senior Special Agent Retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

January 2, 2017

Officer Davidson,
On today, the 27th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens on Shreveport. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Bordef Patrol

January 2, 2014

Friday Jan. 2 1987, is still all too vivid in my mind and for all of us who were there that day. I remember talking to you after roll call that morning and a few hours later you were gone. You are missed and will never be forgotten. RIP my friend....

Lt. Clent Rambin (Ret.)
Shreveport Police Dept. and Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

July 16, 2012

I will always remember you Uncle Richard even though I never got to meet. Your brother ,Alan Davidson, who is my dad has told me things about you but not much.I miss you and cant wait to see you on the other side.

Yours truly,
Chase Davidson

chase davidson
he was my uncle

February 9, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 25th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.. I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both he pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 2, 2012

You were a good friend, a great listener and one of the sweetest police officers I knew. You will always be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all who had the privilage of knowing you.

Carrie Reich

March 31, 2008



December 30, 2007

I was in 7th grade when you were killed. I've never forgotten it. You won't be forgotten, either.

Deputy J B Walker
Stafford County S.O., Virginia

November 7, 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
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

November 1, 2007

You were killed on my first day on the streets and I still remember you, even though I never got to meet you. You were instrumental in saving my life because I wear my body armor every day. It saved my life July 15, 89. Thank-you.

Sgt. Bartlett
Shreveport Police Dept

September 20, 2005


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. Any officer who dies in the line of duty will always be remembered for his sacrifice. You died a hero. Rest in peace Officer Davidson.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

June 1, 2004

A young life cut way too short by a senseless act. May his memory never fade fro the hearts and minds of those who knew him best..God Speed brother

Investigator Joe Willis
Anderson Co., Tx D.A.'s Office

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