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Hero Down: Stoughton Police Department Officer Christopher Davis Dies Unexpectedly

Brockton, MA – Stoughton Police Department (SPD) Officer Christopher Davis died unexpectedly on Dec. 31, 2022.

The off-duty, 42-year-old officer was found unresponsive at his Brockton home at approximately 9:45 p.m. and was subsequently rushed to Good Samaritan Medical Center by ambulance, SPD Chief Donna McNamara said in a press release the following day.

Officer Davis later passed away at the hospital.

His exact cause of death was not released.

Officer Davis served in the U.S. Air Force Security Forces in Iraq prior to his law enforcement career, according to his obituary.

He served the SPD for 17 years, and had been a member of the agency’s Special Operations Unit for the past five years.

He worked as the SPD’s certified arson investigator since 2011, and was also the department’s defensive tactics instructor.

Officer Davis was awarded numerous commendations during his lengthy career, to include being the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award in 2012.

“Officer Davis’ kindness, bravery, dedication and devotion to his family, friends, the men and women of the Stoughton Police Department and the Stoughton community will be greatly missed,” Chief McNamara said. “Please keep his family, friends and the members of the Stoughton Police Department in your thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time.”

Officer Davis leaves behind his fiancé, Renee, his daughter, Jessica, and his grandchildren, Ariael and Merlin, according to his obituary.

He is also survived by his mother, brother, grandmother, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, and many friends.

Officer Davis was laid to rest on Jan. 9.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Stoughton Police Department Officer Christopher Davis, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin

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