Trooper Davis Receives Posthumous State Lifesaving Award

Trooper Davis Receives Posthumous State Lifesaving Award

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A state trooper who was killed in the line of duty last year was honored posthumously Wednesday by his family and fellow members of law enforcement.

A ceremony was held at state police headquarters on Route 37 in the town of Pamelia in honor of Trooper Joel Davis.

Davis' family was presented with the state Division of Criminal Justice Services Lifesaving Award on his behalf.

State troopers, Watertown police, and Jefferson County sheriff's deputies came out for the ceremony.

Trooper Davis was killed responding to a domestic disturbance in the town of Theresa in July of 2017.

"He chose to get out of his car and walk towards danger and engaged in trying to save people's lives," said Mike Green, who's commissioner of Criminal Justice Services. "As we heard, there were three people being shot at and I think there's no question that his actions saved their lives."

A monument in Davis' honor was unveiled at the headquarters.

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