Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer William W. Davis

Kennett Square Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, November 15, 1972

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Reflections for Police Officer William W. Davis

The information says the suspect was arrested the next day, actually it was 5 days later at his home. I was the Chester County Police Radio Dispatcher who discovered Bill and his partner Richard were missing at 2:15 am on November 15, 1972. Bill called to welcome me to my new job about 3 hours earlier. He and Richard were good men, firefighters, and helping troubled youth in their community. Sometimes reality is very painful. I will never forget these men and the goodness they brought to everyone they touched.

Randy Cockerham
Former Chester County Police Radio Dispatcher

January 23, 2024

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 Kennett Square Borough. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 15, 2022

To Officer Davis and his family, on this 48th anniversary of your untimely departure, please know yours and Officer Posey’s service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

To your nephew Jared from the Coatesville Department, stay positive during these difficult anti police times but most importantly stay safe. Be well.

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

November 15, 2020

Here 48 years later, I remember the news that two officers were slain in Kennett Square. At 15 years old, a hunter of pheasant and rabbits, but to shoot a kindly Kennett Square Police Officer. It did not make sense at all.
I honored the Officers then as I do now, in a world that makes even less sense than that crime did then. I believe that you keep watch today as part of the 'sixth sense' that all professional law enforcement needs to meet the ever changing needs of those they protect.

William M. Kaiser, Kennett Township

January 27, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Davis.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 14, 2019

I never had the chance to meet you Uncle Bill. But just know I am finishing your career that was cut short. Thank you for the your service and the motivation behind my career.

Officer Jared T. Davis
Coatesville City Police

August 24, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 15, 2010

God Bless you for your sacrifice. You are not forgotten sir.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, North Carolina

February 3, 2010

"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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 15, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 28, 2007

He we are again, one year later honoring and remembering you as always.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 15, 2007

Today we say thank you and honor you for your sacrifice and heroism. It was 34 years today of your untimely departure and know that you will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 15, 2006

You're not forgotten by your brother and sister law enforcement! I salute you sir!

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

August 5, 2006

Rest easy, Brother; you are not forgotten.

Sgt. Barbara L. Beland
Monroe Co. Sheriff Dept. Bloomington, IN USA

November 15, 2004

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