The Longview, Texas law Enforcement community, and the community as a whole, are mourning the loss of an officer and community leader who died of cancer last week.
Cedric James Davis Sr. served with community with honor, beginning his professional career in law enforcement with the Gregg County Juvenile Justice Center in 1995, then later with the Gregg County Sheriff’s Office, where he served as a jailer. Cedric furthered his career by joining the Longview, Texas Police Department in 2004, where he obtained his peace officer license, and worked as a patrol officer. Cedric served as an officer with the City of Longview for 15 years, serving with distinction. Cedric was a Field Training Officer, and a mentor to countless officers. In addition to his faithful service as an officer, it was how he lived outside of work made him larger than life.
Cedric led his family and those around him with a strong sense of family and faith; faithfully serving his family, community, and his church, the Fleming Street Church of a Christ in Longview, as as a Sunday school teacher, and Assistant Pastor. He was first to bring a smile to a room, and first to pray with someone in need. Cedric personified the Christian servant – he had unimpeachable integrity and a complete commitment to God and family.
Cedric leaves behind his wife of 28 years, Cynthia Sibley Davis, and their three children; sons, Cedric Jr. and Kedric Davis, and a daughter, Taylor Davis; four grand children, three brothers, five sisters, and his father.
Cedric was born November 12, 1971, in Longview, and died there in June 19, 2020.
- Officer Davis with kids from the Small Steps Learning Academy in Longview