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Raymond C. Davis

June 5, 1932 ~ March 29, 2018 (age 85)

Davis, Raymond C.,
retired Santa Ana Police Chief (1973-1987) passed away on
the morning of Thursday, March 29, 2018, following a long battle with congestive heart
failure, at the age of 85. Chief Davis was the creator of "Community Oriented Policing" and
"Neighborhood Watch" concepts in Policing. His 31- year career in law enforcement included
service in the Fullerton Police Department as the first motorcycle officer, and eight years as
Walnut Creek Police Chief, when he was the youngest Police Chief in the State. Ray Davis
was a favorite of numerous well-known political figures, including the Governor. In addition,
he served as President of the California Committee on Criminal Justice. The members of the
community he served, his family and those who worked for him, will always remember him for
his fairness and for his fierce loyalty to them, and protectiveness of them. Ray Davis is
survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary Jo; his
son, Fred Carter Davis; his daughter, Patricia
Louise Cearley; his son-in-law, Steve Cearley; and grandchildren, Stephen and Kristy
Cearley. Services will be held at Brown Colonial Mortuary, 204 W. 17'h St., Santa Ana, on
Wednesday, April 4 from 11:00 AM to 12:00P.M. General visitation and viewing will be from
10:00AM to 1:00PM. With a reception at Avila El Ranchito in Santa Ana following the Service.
Chief Davis will be buried at the Methodist Cemetery in Clarkrange, Tennessee on April 7,2018.

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