PBA Mourns Loss of Trooper Joel Davis

The New York State Troopers PBA mourns the loss of one of our members, Trooper Joel R. Davis, who was shot and killed in the line of duty while responding to a domestic incident. Trooper Davis, 36, had served the people of the state of New York as a Trooper for nearly five years.

Tragically, Trooper Davis is the 23rd member of the New York State Police to die in the line of duty since 2006.

“We will never forget Trooper Davis, his dedicated service and his ultimate sacrifice. He will be missed by his family, friends and fellow Troopers,” said PBA President Thomas H. Mungeer. “Trooper Davis’s death underscores the dangers faced by Troopers and law enforcement officers every day.”

Troopers share a unique bond and as such, form a tight-knit family across New York state as well as the entire country. Any time a Trooper is injured or killed, all Troopers, both active and retired, feel sorrow and empathy.

The PBA, as the labor union, will assist with arrangements for the line-of-duty death funeral, as well as assist Trooper Davis’s family and fellow Troopers with whatever needs arise.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Trooper Davis’s family, friends and fellow Troopers.