The California Highway Patrol will be coordinating a memorial service Saturday for retired Officer Douglas “Kent” Davis.
“He began his career with the CHP in 1987, upon graduating he reported to the San Jose office for approximately one year before transferring to the Crescent City Area where he stayed until his retirement in 2015, after 28 years of service,” said a post by the Crescent City CHP office.
The Crescent City Council on Monday unanimously waived $600 in fees and offered the Crescent City Cultural Center, 1001 Front St., for the memorial services.
Mayor Blake Inscore read a Feb. 2 letter from CHP Lt. Larry Depee, which said Davis, a lifelong resident of Crescent City, and a 28-year veteran of the CHP, passed away Jan. 31. The letter noted that Davis is survived by his parents, his wife Kimberly, four siblings, 13 children and nine grandchildren.
“Despite his large family, Officer Davis always found time to volunteer in the community throughout his life,” the letter said. “He was a school volunteer, coach, foster parent, mentor and friend to nearly everyone with everyone in the community. His passing is a tremendous loss for his family, the CHP, and the community of Crescent City. He was truly a great person and an asset to the community. The CHP is honored at the request of his family to coordinate his memorial services.”
The letter said the Cultural Center, wherein Davis had been honored many times over the years, was determined to be the most suitable venue for the service.
Services begin at 11 a.m.