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Police Officer Ralph King Davis

Gwinnett County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, April 17, 1964

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Reflections for Police Officer Ralph King Davis

I grew up in DeKalb County adjacent to Gwinnett. I was 15 years old when these officers were killed. I remember it very well. 7 years later I joined the Atlanta Police Dept. I retired 44 years later after serving with three agencies. This incident was one of the reasons I decided to make a career of law enforcement. May you rest in peace and may your families know you did not did in vain. Without dedicated heroes like you no one would be safe.

Sergeant (retired)
Atlanta Ga PD, Ft. Lauderdale Fl PD and Lighthouse Point Fl PD

July 17, 2016

What a horrific way for a hero to lose his life.Your service is not forgotten.Rest in peace Officer Davis.

Citizen

May 23, 2016

I was a junior at Buford High School when this tragedy occurred. My father took me to the scene on Arc Way which was a dirt road about 10 miles from our house. I later became an officer with the Gwinnett County Police Dept and stayed with them until retirement after abt 30 yrs.

Capt Dairell W Davis
Gwinnett County Police Dept

September 10, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 48th 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.

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

April 17, 2012

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

Officer 11169

March 31, 2012

Thank you for your service. God bless you and your family.

Officer
Georgia

March 9, 2011

We lived off Beaver Ruin Road when this happen. I was 8 years old at the time but remember it like it was yesterday.

Anonymous

October 31, 2010

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is over...

SGT. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia County Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

December 25, 2008

Rest in peace brother, you have made the ultimate sacrifice.


Middletown P.D. (Ohio)

April 17, 2008

Thank you for your service. God Bless.

Dep. Sirmon
Monroe Co. S.O.

November 23, 2007

Officer Davis,
On today, the 42nd anniversary the murder of you and your fellow officers, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Gwinett County. I think it's a travesty of justice that your murderers were paroled.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

April 17, 2006

Officer Davis, forty years after your passing, a citizen was waiting in our roll call room at one of our Gwinnett County PD precincts and saw the large framed newspapers covering your tragic death. She made snide comment of how we "apparently don't forget". I immediately turned around and told her in a very firm but professional voice, "Ma'am, we will NEVER forget." She made no comment, sat down and quietly waited, hopefully thinking about what I said.

I wanted to let you know, Officer Davis, that the officers and employees of the Gwinnett County Police Department thank you for your service and will remember your sacrifice.

December 10, 2005

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