LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – A Lakewood police officer who was shot and killed by a fellow officer has left behind a wife and two young children.
James Davies, 35, was killed early Friday morning at an active crime scene when a fellow officer fired a round and accidentally killed him. The two officers were only feet away from each other at the time but were separated by a fence.
Davies’ children are just 6 and 2 years old. Neighbors say he is originally from England where his mother and father are flying from to be with Davies’ wife and two children.
Fellow officers say the 6 1/2 year veteran went above and beyond.
“Very dedicated individual, a family oriented man, and I’m told a very religious man,” Steve Davis with Lakewood police said.
Police were outside Davies’ home all day on Friday. Neighbors were stunned.
“I’m in shock. I saw an officer there this morning but I didn’t think nothing of it because he comes and goes and I thought it was him,” neighbor Bryan Smith said.
Friends, fellow officers and neighbors have been visiting the fallen officer’s wife and children. The chief of police made a visit as well.
The family asked for those who want to send flowers or gifts to send them to the Lakewood Police Deparment.
Funeral arrangements should also be announced soon.
The Lakewood Police Department has set up an account to help Officer James Davies’ family. To donate, contact the Foothills Credit Union located at 7990 W. Alameda Ave. Call (720) 962-8200 or visit https://www.foothills-cu.com for more information. You can also make a donation online with the City of Lakewood.