Wife of Slain Alabama Policeman Named ExtenZe Racing Honorary Crew Chief for Talladega Superspeedway NASCAR Event In the Face of Tragedy, Widow Bravely Moves Forward To Raise Toddlers with Support from Family, Friends and...
Wife of Slain Alabama Policeman Named ExtenZe Racing Honorary Crew Chief for Talladega Superspeedway NASCAR Event
In the Face of Tragedy, Widow Bravely Moves Forward To Raise Toddlers with Support from Family, Friends and Community
STATESVILLE, NC (April 21, 2010) - When a hero loses his or her life in service to community or country it is those left behind that are forced to display heroism in coping with the loss. Paula Davis, the 39-year-old widow of slain Pelham Officer Philip Davis, is admirably showing this courage and has been named the 'ExtenZe Local Hero' and ExtenZe Racing Honorary Crew Chief for the upcoming NASCAR race at Talladega Superspeedway.
In the early morning hours of December 4, 2009, Policeman Philip Davis was patrolling I-65 in Pelham, Alabama. Officer Davis, 33, had pulled over a driver for speeding when he was shot and killed during the routine traffic stop. The suspect then fled the scene, but was apprehended two hours later and charged with capital murder.
In the Pelham Police Department's 45-year history, Davis became the first officer to be killed in the line of duty. He had been with the Pelham force for almost five years, and had previously worked for the Calera Police Department after beginning his law enforcement career with the University of Alabama Police Department. Left behind was Paula, Philip's wife of five years, and two small toddlers.
"Paula is a dedicated mother and strong woman dealing with the unimaginable," said Kevin Conway, driver of the ExtenZe Racing No. 38 Ford Fusion and leading Raybestos Rookie of the Year candidate. "Her family and friends, as well as the Pelham Police Department and people in the community, have all joined together to provide support. When ExtenZe Racing learned of her story we thought it would be nice to pitch in and honor her by providing a fun, one-of-a-kind experience at Talladega Superspeedway."
'ExtenZe Local Hero' recipients become ExtenZe Racing Honorary Crew Chiefs, receive a tour of the paddock, attend the pre-race NASCAR Driver/Crew Chief meeting, and sit atop the pit box with Crew Chief Peter Sospenzo to root on rookie driver Kevin Conway piloting the royal blue and red No. 38 ExtenZe Ford Fusion. Each recipient also receives a $1,000 award from ExtenZe, the world's best selling male enhancement product.
-source: exclaim racing