Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Investigator Michael David Davis, Sr.

Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Monday, October 24, 1988

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Reflections for Investigator Michael David Davis, Sr.

I often stop by your portrait at SIB and think about the type of Investigator you were (narc, highly-decorated, pistol champ) and how to better myself, in honor of your sacrifice. You have set the bar for all of us in that building. Not by how you died, but by how you lived. Rest easy, brother.

Investigator Sonny Cortez
RSO / Special Investigations Bureau

December 7, 2018

On this day I will leave another Reflection in accordance with my stated pledge that Investigator Michael David Davis, Sr. WILL NEVER be forgotten.

First Sergeant Tom Webb, Retired
New York State Police

September 18, 2018

Investigator Michael David Davis Sr., and Detective Michael David Davis Jr. will never ever be forgotten. May your souls both rest in Heaven, and may God bless your family.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

April 13, 2018

Mikee
You and lttle Mike are alaways in my thoughts brother...

Deputy Glenn Scott
Retired

March 15, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice.

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

October 24, 2017

It is so sad to read of the fallen heroes! My heart goes out to both blood and blue!

Nichole Coggins
Wife of a LEO

November 1, 2014

Your family has had to endure much for they are one of the law enforcement families who have suffered multiple line of duty deaths. I heard about the murder of your son and Deputy Oliver as I was attending an annual Parents Retreat of our nation's fallen officers. Your families were lifted up in prayer in Arkansas as we heard this terrible news, and our hearts were heavy with grief.

Now your son is again with you...the unbroken circle.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 28, 2014

God's peace and speed Investigator Davis Sr. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

October 28, 2014

BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS FOR THEY SHALL BE CALLED SON'S OF GOD. (MATTHEW 5:9)

HOW TRAGIC FOR YOU TOO HAVE YOUR SON KILLED AND SHARE THE SAME EOW DATE 26 YEARS APART. I KNOW YOU MUST BE PROUD OF HIM, AND HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO REUNITE, BUT ON THE OTHER HAND YOUR FAMILY HAS TO RELIVE THE EVENTS OF 26 YEARS AGO. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY ALWAYS. NO FAMILY SHOULD HAVE TO ENDURE THIS ONCE, LET ALONE TWICE.

OFC. MATTHEW S.DUNN (RETIRED) AND FATHER OF FALLEN OFC. ANDREW S. DUNN EOW 3-19-2011

(RET) OFC. MATTHEW S. DUNN
SANDUSKY P.D. (OHIO)

October 28, 2014

Dep. Davis Sr. and I had worked together with RCSD, Indio Station 1982-88. He was relentless, professional and frankly honest deputy I ever knew at that point in my 26 yr. career. He was missed by his co workers. Indeed a tragedy with a high price that was required of his family. We will all understand in the by and by. He paid forward with his life to serve us all. The Lord blesses those peace makers and their families. Words can not express from the rest of us the debt we owe this family and these peace officers. Forever remembered.

L. Spellman Dep.Sheriff
RCSD-Indio/Elsinore 1982-88

October 26, 2014

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

October 25, 2014

God Speed Gentlemen! Your service and sacrifice are not taken lightly nor will be forgotten

Special Investigator Robert Hutter
NBSD. Maine

October 25, 2014

I didn't know either Davis Jr. or Davis Sr., but I did know and worked with Jim Mc Sweeney and Roy Chester. They were great guys and they both loved doing their jobs. Their deaths were tragic then and tragic now. Rest in peace Deputy Davis Jr. and may God bless your family.

Bob Lopez, Lieutenant
LASD (Retired)

October 25, 2014

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

October 25, 2014

Twenty Six years to the day, your son has joined you in Heaven. His sacrifice is only compounded by your tragic death. The only good to come of this is that now you are together again, though that really is not good. Neither of you should be there yet.

26 years ago, you gave your life in the war on drugs, trying to make that extra effort. You are a hero as are the men who died beside you, not because of your untimely deaths, but because you all fought the good fight.

God Bless and may you forever, Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

October 25, 2014

Thank you for your service.

Tim Liddell
CA Hwy Patrol (retired)

October 25, 2014

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 25, 2014

Seeing the sad news that Michael Davis Jr. was killed in the line of duty today, on the exact same day that his dad died in the line of duty, really struck a chord with me. Obviously Sr. left an impression on his son's heart so big that he followed in his footsteps and became a police officer, too. God Bless the family of these 2 brave men.

Natasha Hubbard (Dispatcher)

October 25, 2014

I remember the day when he on and the others died in this tragic helicopter crash. I was a police officer in the City of in El Centro, County of Imperial. Now today as a federal officer I learned of the death of his son who followed in his footsteps was killed exactly 26 years later to the day also in the line of duty. May Father and Son rest in peace as we will take it from here.

Police Officer - Corporal Don Barrows
US Govt. Formerly El Centro & National City PDs

October 25, 2014

Tragedy has struck the Davis family once again....Placer County Deputy Michael David Davis Jr. was killed in the line of duty today, the 26th anniversary of his fathers line of duty death. Though those left behind will bear this cross, I pray that you two are together once again in Heaven. God Bless the Davis family.

Lt. Marty Dale
Sunnyvale Police Department

October 25, 2014

How tragic and ironic that father and a son would die on the same day 26 years apart, both serving their communities. Prayers to the extended Davis family and their agencies. R.I.P. Brothers.

Agent [ret] John McMahon
Orange County Sheriff's Office [FL]

October 24, 2014

Mike was the ultimate prankster and my really good friend and mentor. Remember the shrimp snacks with Alcorn fishing brother? I miss ya bud.

Retired Deputy Glenn A Scott
Riverside County Sheriff

September 12, 2013

Mike. It's been awhile. You were a good man. I remember how glad I was one night that you happened to be at JFK Hospital when my DUI went wild, and you took him down.

Forever!

Danny Saam.

Officer Danny Saam, 7277 Ret.
CHP Indio

September 25, 2012

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

Officer 11169

January 19, 2012

"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

December 5, 2007

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