Officer Philip Davis was shot and killed while making a traffic stop on I-65 at approximately 11:50 pm.
After Officer Davis wrote a speeding citation and returned to the vehicle, the suspect opened fire and fatally wounded Officer Davis. The suspect then fled the scene and was arrested two hours later.
The suspect was found guilty of two counts of capital murder, and was sentenced to death on June 16, 2011.
Officer Davis had served with the Pelham Police Department for four and half years. He had previously served with the University of Alabama Police Department and Calera Police Department. He is survived by his wife and two children.