Funeral Thursday for Lakewood Police Officer James 'Jim' Davies

LAKEWOOD, Colo. - Funeral services for a Lakewood policeman who was mistakenly shot and killed by a fellow officer have been set for Thursday.

The funeral for James "Jim" Davies, 35, will be at 10 a.m. at Denver First Church of the Nazarene, 3800 E. Hampden Avenue in Englewood, according to the Lakewood Police Department.

Davies was in a backyard investigating reports of gunfire and was in full uniform when another officer behind a fence shot him in the dark on Friday.

Davies, who had been wearing a bulletproof vest, died at the scene.

Davies is survived by a wife and two children, a daughter who is six years old and a son who is two years old.

He was a member of the Special Enforcement Team, who are often removed from routine patrol so they can focus on specific crimes such as prostitution, alcohol violations, drug activity and gang violence. His parents live in England.

"He was one of those people who went above and beyond. That's one of those reasons he was there last night doing what he was doing. He was a very dedicated individual, a very family oriented man," said Lakewood Police spokesman Steve Davis.

A fund for Officer Davies' family set up at  Foothills Credit Union. Call  720-962-8200 to donate.

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