Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Gregory Lavance Davis

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, August 26, 1988

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Reflections for Police Officer Gregory Lavance Davis

Love you always officer G. Davis, my friend!!
Former APD officer M. Ore

Police officer Marilyn Ore
Atlanta PD

July 5, 2023

Officer G Davis you was always upbeat smiling laughing and joking and you had all of us in morning watch traffic court entertained.. You were an upstanding honest officer... Thanks for the memories brother.. Never forgotten R.I.P.

Ptlmn A Jackson

April 26, 2023

You were a great friend and im still missing you until we meet again RIP

Dover Tuft

February 4, 2022

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 26, 2020

"GL" was a great mentor in our precinct. His sense of humor, smile, and dedication to his brothers and sisters in blue was to be admired. I served with him (Zone 6 Morning Watch) but had already left APD for a federal job when I learned of his death. RIP Gregory L Davis, you are missed! RW Weitzel (1602)

RW Weitzel, Supervisory Special Agent

May 10, 2019

Officer Davis,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Atlanta. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 26, 2018

You will always be lived and honored by me and a greatful
public, there is a Plaza, in little Five Points named in your honor!!

Proud Atlantian

August 7, 2018

Greg, it has almost been 26 years since you have gone away from us. I should know because I was six months pregnant with the niece you never got the chance to meet. I just wanted to thank you for all that you did not only for our city and society as a whole, but for what you did for me. Had it not been for your influence in my life, I would not be the person that I am today. You may be gone, but never forgotten!!!! Thanks and rest in peace.

Zita (Lexie) Davis
Beloved Sister

July 17, 2014

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Detective Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

March 24, 2013

Job Well Done!!! We laughed the EOW day. I will never forget that day. He had me laughing so hard, my belly was aching. He would really make your day. Good Officer. Thanks for making Atlanta safer.

Bobbi Doe
Atlanta Police Department- Friend/Co-Worker

July 11, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 17, 2012

My Dearest Greg, it hard to believe it has been 22 years since I saw your handsome face and radiant smile! You have a plaza named after you @ Little Five Points, (yeah the kids there are as wierd as ever) every time, I ride by ,I smile, in memeory of a TRUE hero,YOU ! Rest sweet prince! You are NEVER forgotton! Love always !

Brendalyn Gardner

November 15, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 22nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 26, 2010

"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

October 8, 2007

Greg Davis was a friend I will never forget. We worked beats which were side by side. Whenever I was sent on a call, I knew Greg would be there to back me up. When he got a call, I was there for him. The night he was killed I was off and at home. I will never forget getting the call. Greg was one hellva police officer. All his friends will always remember him.

Sgt. Cecil D. Mann
Atlanta Police Dept

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