Everyday People By Travis Ketzak / August 4, 2017 NYS State Trooper, Joel Davis, began building a treehouse for his daughter earlier this year. When he was killed in the line of duty, fellow Troopers, county sheriffs, and local officers stepped up to finish it. Police officers truly are real-life superheros, and when one is killed, it is a tragedy. However, moments like these help keep our hopes up. Davis was responding to a domestic violence call in Jefferson County when he was gunned down only days before his daughter, Jaila’s, 13th birthday. In a true homage to the fallen hero, 35 police officers, many of which were friends of Davis, gathered to finish the treehouse that Davis had started for Jaila, Trooper Jack Keller told New York Upstate. The completed hangout spot sits high up among the trees, with an enclosed room and a deck, covered in strings of lights. Jaila loves it. Police officers are responsible for protecting and serving, but we love seeing them go above and beyond their call of duty. It shows their fun, human side. If this didn’t show you that, perhaps cops on a slip ‘n slide will.