Deputy Adam Davis laid to rest in Temple

POSTED: Monday, December 16, 2013 - 8:06pm
UPDATED: Monday, December 16, 2013 - 10:46pm

Deputy Adam Davis of the Bell County Sheriff’s Department was laid to rest Monday in Temple.

“That man would come to work everyday at 100%," said Sergeant Bob Reinhard.

Reinhard was Davis’ supervisor. He wasn’t on duty when word spread December 1st that Davis had rolled his patrol car at a sharp turn on F.M. 1237 near Templeton.

Davis was flown to Baylor Scott & White in Temple and died from injuries last week.

Reinhard said the news was sobering as a fellow police officer.

“You always think about it," said Reinhard. "It’s something I find myself worried about daily. It doesn’t matter who it is, it's something I find myself never wanting to have to go through what we’re going through right now.”

The funeral service for the 36-year old husband and father of one was held today at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton.

Reinhard said it was Davis who always kept his unit lively and upbeat.

“He was a prankster. The camaraderie on the shift was unbelievable. I’m very fortunate to have gotten the group of guys that I’ve gotten. Adam made our eight hours a fun eight hours," said Reinhard.

He and more than a hundred other officers from across the state joined today to mourn the loss of Davis.

A long procession led Davis from Belton to his final resting place at Hillcrest Cemetery in Temple.

Though the department does have to hire a new officer, Reinhard says nobody will be like Deputy Davis.

Reinhard said, "You can never replace him. He has his place in this department and he always will.”


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