Ralph Davis, Jr. was born on July 1, 1926, in Anaheim, CA. He passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2010, in Vista, CA.

Ralph served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and U.S. Air Force during Korean War.

He graduated from the Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad, CA. He received a degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of La Verne.

He retired after 28 years with the San Diego Police Department as Commanding Officer of the Support Services Division.

Ralph was a member of the police pistol, skeet and trap shooting teams for over 25 years, and an avid hunter. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association.

Following retirement from the police department, he was Vice President-Administration of Dyna Corporation in Carlsbad for 18 years.
THE THIN BLUE LINE
INSPECTOR RALPH M. DAVIS
BADGES 27, 136 & 534
SDPD 01/18/1951 - 1979
07/01/1926 - 04/11/2010
Ralph was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Elaine (Dooley) Davis in 1976; son, Ralph M. Davis III in 1999; and his wife, Dorothy Elizabeth (Kelly) Davis in 2004.

He is survived by his son, Thomas P. Davis; stepson, Howard J. Becker, Jr.; stepdaughters, Beverly A. Anderson, and Cheryl E. Bjerke; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Burial will be held in New York.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Arthritis Foundation. Arrangements were handled by Allen Brothers Mortuary, Vista Chapel.
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