random image and Flash movies
Name : Davis, Charles 

Rank: P.O.

Shield #: 10001 Command: Manhattan Warrant Squad
Date of Death: 1996-12-22   Cause of Death: Shot Off Duty Robbery
 Officer Charles Davis' assignment with the NYPD was with the Manhattan Warrant Squad. These officers go looking for wanted criminals, and every encounter has a very high danger level. Yet Officer Davis was shot and killed while he was moonlighting at a check cashing store. Officer Davis was opening it up when he and the owner were held at gunpoint and forced inside. Once inside the robbers shot and killed Officer Davis and the owner then fled.

Davis had been working a second job for Christmas expenses.
Would you like to share something about Charles Davis? Click here to add to thoughts.
Comments from Friends    
I worked with Charlie in Queens Warrants and you couldn't ask for finer Police Officer.........Rest in Peace Charlie, We miss you!!
— Sgt. E. Jackson (Ret.)

I worked with Charlie in the 103rd.,And I must say it was a real pleasure to have worked with this Angel.He actually touched(influenced) everyone that he met>at work or personally! May the Lord always be with you (Angel Charlie)!
— P.O Danny Bailey

A good hard working man killed in the prime of his life. What a shame! And what does our Mayor say at the time? Rudy said " Police Officer's shouldn't live beyond our means." I guess our kids have no need for toys or clothing. I never knew you but your death has touched me deeply. RIP Brother. G-d Bless your family.
— Catie

I too knew Officer Davis and was shocked by his murder. I remember him as friendly and serious. It's a shame he lost his life working a "second" dangerous job. RIP my brother.
— Det. Bryan M.

rest in peace.
— sjs
Posted: November 6, 2006, 9:08 am

Charlie was a wonderful man.He was a good husband ,great father, and supporter of his community.Everytime I see his daughter Ariel, I am reminded of him. His wife loves and cherishes his memory. Rest in Peace Charlie, tell all the angels, we miss them.To God be the Glory !
Posted: December 13, 2006, 9:24 am

I knew Charlie as we were in the same company in the Academy. Then we worked bordering precincts in Queens. Charlie was a quiet, gentle man who was someone to look up to in the Academy. Once he got to the 103 Pct, he became a modell officer for the CPOP Unit. It saddens me greatly to think how he should be retired now. Rest In Peace.
— George Norris
Posted: August 11, 2008, 12:22 pm

One of the finest person that I have ever met.
— Lt. Greg Isable
Posted: July 8, 2010, 12:35 pm

I worked with Charlie in both Queens and Manhattan warrants. I was his partner on the parole warrant team. I was working that horrible morning on Dec. 21 when we received that dreaded phone call that Charlie was shot and killed. Charlie was a quiet and respectful person. One day when we car pooling to work i told him that my 3 year old daughter just asked me when i was leaving the house "Daddy will i ever see you again?" When Charlie heard that he said we weren't going out on any warrants that night. Five hours went by and i had forgotten what my daughter had said and i told Charlie lets go out and make some money. He reminded me with a stern face and said there is no way we are going out. You are going home to see your daughter tonight. I said not a problem Charlie. That was a famous line Charlie said when you asked him for any favor- "Not a problem" Miss you friend!
— Det. Dan Mulligan
Posted: January 16, 2011, 9:21 pm

PO Davis, you passed while trying to give your family a little better life. I and we remember the days of doing without. You like a lot of us took the initiative to make some extra money to help our families. You will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Charles, we pray for you.
— Tommy
Posted: December 21, 2013, 10:31 pm

Charles Davis is my uncle and his sudden passing was a shock to my family. We love and miss him dearly. We will never forget you.
— James C. Powell
Posted: September 15, 2014, 3:52 pm

I went through the Police Academy with Charlue, then we were assigned to the same Field Training Unit and were finally both assigned to the 103rd Precinct. He was also my partner in the CPOP Unit. He was an awesome partner, mentor and friend. He was the one to encourage me to study for the Sergeants Exam. He was hellluva funny and had the most infectious laugh. He had an incredible family and his loss created ripple effects that can never be denied. I will always remember and honor this incredible human being for the gifts he gave to this world. His motto was that he would live his life in a way to always effect positive change. He would often say "Each One Reach One, Each One Teach One". He will never be forgotten!
— Sgt. Veronica Funchess (Ret.)
Posted: October 5, 2014, 3:13 am

Charles we continue to pray for you. Rest in Peace.
— Tommy
Posted: December 18, 2014, 6:30 am

Gentleman does not nearly describe this man. I've never forgotten Charlie, when I was a rookie in the 103 he watched over me. What a beautiful soul. I remember seeing his daughter the following year at the Police Memorial, it broke my heart. It's 18 years since that dreadful day, and she comes to mind, God Bless you, know your daddy has never been forgotten by many!!
— JoAnn
Posted: December 22, 2014, 11:01 am



Those who bloom in the hearts of others never fade away