Portion of I-65 renamed for fallen Pelham officer

From Staff Reports

MONTGOMERY — The Alabama legislature has passed a joint resolution renaming a section of I-65 after fallen Pelham police officer Philip Davis.

The bill, sponsored by State Sen. Cam Ward, R-Alabaster, now moves to the desk of Gov. Robert Bentley, who is expected to sign it.

Davis served with the Pelham Police Department for four and a half years before being shot and killed during a routine traffic stop on I-65 on Dec. 3, 2009. Survivors include his wife and two children.

“Dedicating a section of I-65 to Officer Davis enables us to show our respect and gratitude for every serving officer,” Ward said. “It is important to recognize those that have best served our great state of Alabama. Our hearts still go out to his grieving widow and children.”