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Funeral Held For Fallen Bell County Sheriff's Deputy


On Monday, hundreds of friends, family, co-workers and citizens attended the funeral of deputy Adam Davis to pay a final farewell to one of Bell County's finest.

Those who spoke remembered Davis as not just another deputy, but as a beloved father, son, and brother.

"Adam was not a typical rookie," Bell County Sheriff Eddy Lange said. "He was not out to write all the traffic tickets that he could and to put everybody in jail. Adam was about service and helping others. He was an inspiration to his shift. He's an inspiration to us all. He will be missed."

During the service, Davis was remembered for having a strong passion for being a deputy and also for how he served his community.

One of Davis' cousins, Juanita Gonzales, talked about how he was meant to be a deputy coming from a law enforcement family background and how he lived to serve the citizens of Bell County. She also talked about how strongly he will be missed by those who loved him the most.

"We were always together as cousins," Gonzales said. "We might not have had much, but we always had love and family, and that was always most important of all. Adam you will truly be missed, and we love you."

Everyone who knew Davis talked about the deep love he had for his son and how his passion for being a dad made him the man that he was. Those who knew him best said that his absence will not soon be forgotten.

"We grieve as a community because Adam's life was so rich with promise and yet was cut short," pastor Bob Crowder said. "We'll miss his great smile."

Following the service, a large funeral procession made up of dozens of police, fire, and emergency vehicles escorted Davis to his final resting place where he was buried at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Temple.

A benefit concert and auction that had previously been scheduled for Sunday, were both postponed. The Bell County Sheriff's Department said they will reschedule those events for a later date.

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