John Davis Sr., 78, of Las Vegas, NV passed away June, 27, 2014, from renal failure complications.

He was born in Natchitoches, Louisiana on November 20, 1935, raised in Oakland, CA.  During his time in Oakland, John attended and graduated from McClymonds High School.

After graduation, he joined the US Marine Corps and settled in San Diego, CA.

He later attended San Diego City and State Colleges where he received a degree in Criminal Justice.  He went on to work as an officer for the San Diego Police Dept.

John was married to Rosetta Armstrong in January of 1957 until her death in May of 2000.  John retired as Chief of Police from Grossmont Cuyamaca College in 1993.

John is survived by his six children, John Davis Jr., Seattle, WA; Michael Davis, Las Vegas, NV; Melanie Wilkerson (William), Foothill Ranch, CA; Dawna Davis, Chula Vista, CA; Mark Davis (Eva), Pasadena, CA, and Lori Williams (Michael), Chula Vista, CA, 16 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Published in U-T San Diego on July 8, 2014
OFFICER JOHN DAVIS Sr.
BADGE 319
SDPD 02/14/1964 - 03/141968
11/20/1935 - 06/27/2014
THE THIN BLUE LINE
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