On July 1st, 1982, Officer Davis and his partner, Ignacio Conchos, entered a Phoenix bar in search of a bank robbery suspect. Both officers were mortally wounded when the suspect began shooting inside the bar. Officer Conchos died a short time later. Officer Davis died one month after the shooting. He was a twelve year veteran of the department and a member of the Robbery Detail. Officer Davis was forty-eight years old at the time of his death. He was survived by his wife and two children.