Community rallying behind family of slain State Trooper

Sign in front of a business in Watertown for Trooper Joel Davis.

WATERTOWN, N.Y.---Everywhere you look around Downtown Watertown you can see signs, and flags at half-staff- symbols of solidarity in the wake of Trooper Joel Davis' death.

Kristi Bice's ex-husband is a State Trooper, he called her to say Davis had been shot Sunday night.

She says it's devastating.

"They run in when everybody else is running out. It's there in the back of your mind but it's not in the front of your mind, you know it could always happen. I've lost sleep a lot," said Bice.

Bice recalls a time where she saw for herself the type of man his was.

"My car got hit, and I obviously called the troopers, and Joel came and handled the case for me. He's very professional he was a great guy he was really nice," said Bice, smiling.

She's works at Texas Roadhouse in Watertown, along with a neighbor of the Davis family who wanted the restaurant to help.

Management there immediately agreed.

"She came in, she told me there's always people coming in and out of the house and if there was anything we could do to help out. Of course, being Texas Roadhouse, we thought instantly food, because who doesn't love food? And it's comfort food," said Kyleigh Stanford of Texas Roadhouse.

"Everybody that's talked about it, I've seen that he's an amazing person and unfortunately he lost his life way too soon," said Stanford.

They delivered hot food to the family- their way of saying, they're behind them.

Whether it's food or a half-staff flag-these are all reasons both women say they wouldn't want to live anywhere else.

"You don't want anything bad to happen, but it's very comforting knowing that everyone steps up when something does," said Bice.

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