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Video: Family of Fallen Phoenix Officer Donates Father's Pistol to Agency Museum

April 17, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Family of Fallen Phoenix Officer Donates Father's Pistol to Agency Museum

A special memorial was held Thursday to remember and honor the sacrifice of 38 Phoenix Police officers who died in the line of duty, and their families.

It's a day that hits close to home for Photojournalist Rick Davis, who was 22 when his father was killed in the line of duty. "When my father was shot in a bank robbery in 1982, I was a sophomore in college," Rick Davis told KSAZ TV.

"This was his service gun, small and special; this is what he carried on him," said Davis, as he handled the custom made .357 snub nose that his family just donated to the Phoenix Police Museum.

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kevCopAz @ 4/18/2015 5:18 PM

Det Davis was shot and killed along with Det Conchos, they were the first Phx. Officers killed after I joined the department and I had worked around Det Conchos. This was a devastating loss to us. The Davis family have been and always were a fine upstanding family and a credit to our community. As I progressed thru the ranks and the Department I worked around Rick Davis in my capacity as a Detective and he as a video journalist. he was always professional and courteous, a fine man in his own right. Thanks once again to the Davis family.

Jon Retired LEO @ 4/19/2015 11:59 AM

Well said keyCopAz. My salute to all in that Department.

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