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Police Officer Nicholas Norman Davis

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Tuesday, December 18, 1984

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Reflections for Police Officer Nicholas Norman Davis

Hey Sydney,

I learned of your grandfathers story years ago, granted every account is slightly different, but all agree his death was in vain. I live in the area of that IHOP, I was even loaned out to work a shift there ages ago, while employed at an IHOP in the U-district. Your message made me tear up, I hope your career path goes as planned and brings you closer to your grandfather.

12/18/84 End of watch.


August 3, 2021

Hi grandpa, you don't know me and I never got the chance to know you seeing as you were taken from this earth too soon for us to meet. Your son Jeff is my dad and he always said we would've gotten along great and I think we would've too. I'm actually 18 now and going to college to hopefully work within the FBI, so I'm kind of following in your footsteps! I actually got to talk a little bit about your story in a lecture today which brought me here, writing this. It'll be 36 years soon and there isn't a day that the Davis family doesn't think about you. Rest well.

Sydney Davis

October 6, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Davis. This is a blatant lack of regard for society and authority! An Emerald state hero forever.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 11, 2019

Have never forgotten you Nick. You always made me laugh and we had some great coffee moments with your sweet uncle. I missed you when you decided to go to first were Edward 2 to my Edward 3, so often my backup and watching my six or me yours. I learned so much from you being that I was still a bit of a rookie. You loved your boys dearly and Stacy was the love and light of your life.. You lost your life protecting a young man, and sadly I know you would have paid the bill to help out the young man who took your life. Because that is who you were. I remember the morning my radio came on to wake me and the announcement was you had been shot and killed, and then laying there sobbing in disbelief. I had hoped to never attend an officers funeral, and to have to be apart of planning yours as one of the Seattle Guild Board Members was so tough. No I have never forgotten you and the day we had to say goodbye to one of the best cops I got to work with in my career. Love you my Brother In Blue. I do know where you are, one of God’s Peace Officers who is gone but never never forgotten.

Retired Sergeant Joy A. Mundy
Seattle Police Department// Edward Sector Squad Member

December 15, 2018

Not a day passes that I am not reminded of the events of that morning. Your only thought was for my safety, telling me to "get down, get out" . Without pause or hesitation you stood up unarmed facing Trott while I took cover. You gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect me. It was a selfless act of valor.
No words can express my thoughts, feelings or infinite gratitude.
Last month I celebrated my Sixtieth Birthday. Another milestone in my life that most likely would not have been possible without you.
But, it was never really about just me. Anytime, anyplace for any one of us you were prepared to protect and serve. You didn't become a hero that day, you already were. God Bless

Brett Conry

December 11, 2018

Nick tomorrow it will be 33 years since you gave the ultimate sacrifice for your community. I will never forget the time we worked together you as Edward 2 and me as Edward 3. You always made me laugh and I learned so much from you as a rookie on the squad. I loved the special time with your uncle, coffee at his condo in our district. Sadly your funeral was my first for a police officer, and not the last. You will forever be apart of my memories of the best of Seattle PD.

Sergeant Joy A. Mundy
Seattle Police Department

December 17, 2017

2Edward2: Think of you every December and in between. You are gone but never forgotten, it is so true. I still remember some of our fun calls and the coffee times at your uncles place. 2Edward3 (retired)

Seattle Police Departmen

December 22, 2015

Nick, I was a young rookie when you were taken from us. Your death left a huge impact on me as it was the first line of duty death I had experienced as an officer. As I went through my student officer phase in 1984, you often filled in as FTO when my regularly assigned FTO, Steve Kossian, was off. You were always friendly, gregarious, and wanted to make sure I knew where every Greek owned business was located on Capitol Hill :-). I was new to Seattle, and there were people I met in the community who either did not know or could not remember my last name. Because you and I share the same first name, I remember getting phone calls and inquiries the day you were killed from folks who worried it was me that might've been killed. It was an incredibly surreal time. Yours was the first line of duty death memorial I ever went to. It was held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Capitol Hill. Your experience sparked a calling within me a commitment of ensuring our fallen officers were honored the way they deserved, and that their families were taken care of. You always presented yourself and the police department with incredible professionalism and distinction. Will always miss your sense of humor and your bigger than life spirit.


Asst. Chief Nick Metz
Seattle Police Department

January 18, 2015

Nick, it's been 30 years today since you left. Your boys are now adults with children of their own. You have 7 grandchildren and 3 great-granddaughters who will never meet you! I have kept your memory alive with them and they love you, too! Rest in peace and someday we will all be together in heaven!

Pam Davis
Former wife

December 18, 2014

30 years one month from today. Sure do miss you Nick.

Dori Showell

November 18, 2014

Just a few months shy of 30 years Nick. Miss you.

Dori Showell

July 10, 2014

Nick, here we are 28 years later and it is still hard to believe. And now I find myself back working at the East Precinct just blocks from where we used to meet for coffee and where this tragedy occurred. I was blessed to meet your family at the 25th rememberance.

David Murray
Seattle Police

December 17, 2012

When thoughts of you and memories of you pass through my mind my heart breaks yet my face smiles. Heartbroken for our losses when you passed, yet smiling at your memory and the love and goodness you shared with all.

Dori Showell

December 15, 2012

I miss you A LOT. Thank you for giving a part of yourself to me, letting me see what love from a "parent" could be. It has been almost 30 years since you were taken from us, I still think about you all of the time. When I am happy and when I am sad, you are on my mind and I wish to Hell and back that you would walk up to my front door with your smile and ask me what was for dinner. You still inspire me, guide me, and protect me.

I hope the Heavens are smiling, because Im giving you a hug and saying good night. Thank you Nick, for everything, even the homework nudges and help.

Dori Showell

July 7, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 27th 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 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.

I sincerely hope the budget cuts that played a part in the decision to release your killer does not lead to another victim being killed. That decision must have been tough on your family and I pray for their solace.
Rest In Peace.

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

December 18, 2011

I just read about your killer being released in April of this year. I think that is not right that he is free and u are gone. We all miss and love you Nick, your time of life was to short. But in time we will all be together again. Love you

Susan Olson
Nicks cousin

October 29, 2011

Dear Nick, I just stumbled across this site today and felt I should leave a few thoughts. You were such a bigger than life guy and I loved our time over coffee and visiting with your uncle (he was in our precinct so we could have a cup with him when we had some down time). As Edward 2 you often were sent as my backup on calls, Edward 3. You could turn the worst of moments into a crazy silly story... you always made me laugh. I will never forget the morning I woke up to my radio and the news reporting you had been killed that morning...I remembering sitting there on my bed sobbing. I suppose none of us forget attending the first memorial service of an officer killed in the line of duty...sadly you have been apart of my life for nearly 28 years as a memory. But I just wanted to say you have been remembered, I have never forgotten you. There is no doubt you are one of God's angels...and for your boys...I know they were always the greatest loves of your life. I feel blessed and honored to have known you even for a short time. You made this rookie feel welcomed to Edward Sector...and your loss taught me to live my life to the fullest....

Retired Sgt. Joy A. Mundy
Squad Mate at Seattle PD 1983

June 29, 2011

I did not know you, nor am I in law enforcement. But I do have the utmost respect for you and your profession, and the legacy you have left behind. May you rest in eternal peace, and may your family know the hero you are in the eyes and memories of the citizens you served and protected.

Cathy Giammanco

April 15, 2011

I am sadden to hear that due to budgets the killer has been released. You are not forgotten my brother, rest easy, we got it from here.


April 15, 2011


Due to the actions of local residents, a 25th 'anniversary' vigil was held on 12/18/2009, at the site of your memorial. We were able to meet your son and his family, who carry your legacy proudly.

Rest in peace, sir; you are not forgotten.

Brenda Donner, daughter of Rossford, OH
Patrolman Clifton Miller, EOW 14 May, 1966

January 15, 2010

Nick, it has been 25 years today since you left us here on earth. I carry you in my heart and miss you greatly. Thank you for having been an important part of my life. At your service, with all those brothers in blue, i kept telling myself no it wasnt true. i know that if that man had just talked to you, explained his situation, you would have gone back and paid his tab, and probably passed him some cash as well. instead for less than $5 he took your life, he took our hero, he took a father, a son, a brother, a husband and a dear friend. I miss you Nick and am grateful to have a place to see your smiling face, to see the Nick I knew, not the one I saw last. You are watching over so many now, thank you for taking time to watch over me.
Forever in my heart, and forever loved.

Dori Showell

December 18, 2009

Joining in with your Seattle family, friends and Law Enforcement family on lighting a candle today to honor your service to the City of Seattle and remembering your family.

Trudy Meyers

December 18, 2009


I read your reflection and thought to myself "surely the scumbag who did this to you never saw the light of day again" then I read only sentenced to 27 years?!?! Its a injustice to you, but what matters now is that you continue your watch on St.Michaels PD in Heaven, keep an eye on us down here...while we keep putting the bad guys away...and they keep letting them out

Brother in Blue
Patrolman, Phoenix PD

December 18, 2009

Nick, it is hard to believe it has been 25 years. You are still missed and will never be forgotten. I remember sitting and laughing with you over coffee about our most recent adventures on the "Dawn Patrol". I was still new to the shift and didn't know many Officers yet, but you exhibited the quality that as Officers, we are all friends, even if we don't know each other yet. Thank you for your friendship and God bless.


December 17, 2009

I recently saw this page and immediately called my father. While your End of Watch occurred more than 20 years earlier, my father told me all about you like it was yesterday. He was a Patrol Officer in the mid-1980s. The reputation you left behind helped shape many Officers behind you.

Like another reflection said, FTO were talking about you, and 20 years later my father is talking about you.

You will be missed.

Godspeed Officer Davis.


August 15, 2009

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