Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Joseph Wilson Davis

Ansted Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, February 27, 1934

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Reflections for Chief of Police Joseph Wilson Davis

Chief Davis,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Ansted.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

February 27, 2024

Just learned of this from my father. He was my Great Great Grand Father.

Superintendent Joseph S Wood
WV Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation

November 25, 2020

Rest In Peace

Citizen Rebecca Morales-Ramos

April 28, 2020

Having the same last name, I too come from a law enforcement family Chief Davis. My dad, Owen, may he too rest in peace served the citizens of New York City for almost forty years between the late 20s and the middle 60s. Rest in peace Chief Davis. Your honor and dedication will forever be saluted.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 2, 2018

This happened in 1934, I was born 1953. I was May be seven years old. People in Ansted were still talking about Joe Davis. He was honest, Best Chief of Police Ansted ever had, preformed his duties with integrity, was a great person. Rest in peace, Chief. I know Helen Marie. Great man.

Debra J. Harrah
Residence of Ansted WV

March 25, 2015

Sorry, he was my great-great grandfather.

Cameron Kincaid. Civilian.
Great Great Grandfather

September 8, 2014

This was my great grandfather. From what I was told he was a great man. He was shot in the back while drinking his daily coffee and conversing with the pharmacist. The scumbag who killed him barley served any time. Most of the family of the murderer is still living a life of crime in the small town of Ansted.

Cameron Kincaid. Civilian
Great Grandfather

September 8, 2014

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

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

February 5, 2013

I would like to say that I regret not getting to meet grandmother, Helen Nuckols, has never let me or any of her family forget the brave and courageous man that you were. The fact that your murderer only served 5 yrs. continues to sicken her and this family. You were and still are deeply loved and missed very much!

Stephanie Nuckols-Nickell
Great-great granddaughter

August 14, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 78th 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 amd revered. I think your killer beng paroled after serving only five years for fatally shooting you in the back was disgraceful and a travesty of justice.

Rest In Peace.

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

February 27, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP knowing that you are missed but not forgotten. It makes me sick to know your muderer got paroled in 1939, justice wasn't served but he will answer for what he did someday. You were a Hero Sir.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 27, 2012

Thanks for your 3 years of services, Joseph.


February 27, 2012

during national law enforcement week i would just like to acknowledge you as being deeply missed by those who never got to know you. even though you are gone many generations carry on your name my son is one them his middle name is Davis and i am honored to know he carries a stong and brave name.

great great grandaughter

May 15, 2010

Thank you for your work and service.

Anthony M.

April 4, 2009

Chief Davis,
On today, the 74th anniversary of your murder, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Ansted. It sickens me that your murderer only served five years.



February 27, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service and your dedication. You are a hero just by the profession you chose. God bless you and and all those that love you.


February 21, 2008

May God walk with all Police Officers, rest in peace Chief Davis.

James Ford, Chief of Police
Ansted Police Department

September 4, 2006

You are not forgotten.

February 27, 2005

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