Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Harry Lee Davis

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, April 6, 1970

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Reflections for Police Officer Harry Lee Davis

On this anniversary of your heroic and untimely death we say thank you while reminding you and your loved ones that your law enforcement family will never forget you. God Speed.

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

April 6, 2024

Class 400 of the Philadelphia Police Academy has chosen to remember Officer Davis during their time at the police academy. They have carried his image and name on our platoon flag through their time here at the academy. We do this in an effort to remember our fallen. They will graduate Dec 19th 2023. Should any family or officers who worked with Officer Davis see this please reach out for additional information at the below number.

Sgt Fischer
Philadelphia Police Academy

Sgt Fischer
Phila Police Academy

November 21, 2023

Thinking of you today and always.

Lucetta Watkins
Your neice

January 19, 2021

Dear Officer Davis,

Your Family's ongoing love for you comes through in their messages to you on here. That kind of love never ends. It is always hard to find words good enough to try to share the respect & sorrow felt by other Police families when an Officer's life is taken. It is our hope & our prayer that all these years later, your Family somehow knows you are held in the hearts of fellow Officers & their families. And always will be. To say thank you is never enough.

May your Family somehow find peace one day. Rest in the peace you have surely earned.

Mary Ellen Auman
Wife & Mother of Philadelphia Police Department Officers

April 24, 2020

Rest in heavenly peace on this your 50 anniversary in heaven

Mark Mottola

April 6, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you Hero and your family for your courage, sacrifice and service. Always remembered.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 6, 2020

Officer Davis,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 6, 2020

Police Officer Harry Davis will never ever be forgotten. May his soul forever rest peacefully in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired, NYSP

January 13, 2020

Even though I never met you, I feel that I know you through the wonderful stories I've heard of you. Your oldest sister Ann Lou still reflects fond memories of you. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!

Your neice, Lucetta

Lucetta Watkins

August 16, 2018

Harry, we grew up together. You eventually married my sister. You were like a brother to me. We miss you still. You would be proud of Harry Davis, Jr. and Cheryl. Your wife, Ann, wears an image of your badge as a necklace. You are loved. Thank God we will meet again. Heaven is real.

Bettye, sister-in-law

March 25, 2018

A Hero in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand

April 6, 2015

Although, I never met you, I have heard and remembered so many wonderful and heart wrenching stories about you from your sisters. I know that you were a kind and loving man, who did not deserve to die that way. You will always be loved and remembered. THANK YOU FOR THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE! Your niece, Lucetta

I am not a police officer, just family
He was my uncle

May 24, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 42nd 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

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

April 7, 2012

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 6, 2010


Pat Van Den Berghe

April 7, 2008

May you always rest in peace and know that you will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

April 6, 2008

Thankyou for your service and sacrifice BROTHER DAVIS, you are atrue hero to us all. Please keep watch over us, you will never be forgotten.


January 28, 2008

"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

January 24, 2008

I was there the night harry was shot I was working 178 car I pulled up as he was falling out of the bar to the ground we had a running gun battle until we boxed the shooter in a house at 2232 catherine st. YOU ARE GONE HARRY BUT YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.your friend Bernie

police officer B. Unterkoefler
phila police patrolmen

November 13, 2007

I worked with Harry on 1703 EPW for several months in the 17th District. He was the one assigned to "Break" this rookie in. The night Harry was wounded was the first night I did not work with him. I was assigned to 1714 RPC solo. I was out on an open property at 25th and tasker Sts., and I never heard the call. I was later assigned to the Hospital detail for Harry. I loved Harry and I still think of and miss him to this day. He was a great officer, person, and the best partner you could ever have. Rest in peace buddy.

Cpl. Al Levine #8104
Phila Police Dept.

February 9, 2006

Officer Davis you are not forgotten, rest in peace brother.........

Officer John Hankins
Los Angeles Police Department

January 19, 2006

I worked with Harry Davis in the 17th Police district and he was a great partner to work with and a outstanding Police Officer. I still remember the day that Harry was shot and how it bought back the memories of when I was working with him. Harry is one of those people you never forget.


January 9, 2006

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

Officer Davis, you are remembered on this date of your death. You will always be remembered.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 6, 2004

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