D.A. Davis receives proclamation

Kenneth Edwin “Kenny” Davis is retiring from the Russell County District Attorney’s Office, after serving for more than 44 years. On Jan. 11, he received a proclamation in his honor, presented by the commission in the chamber.

In 1983, Davis was appointed as District Attorney and went on to serve six, consecutive terms. He is the longest serving District Attorney in Alabama history. He has lived his entire life in Phenix City. He married Emily Carpenter Davis, and they had one son, In education, Davis graduated from Central High School in 1965; he became an honor graduate of the first class of Chattahoochee Valley Community College, of Auburn University, and Samford University Cumberland School of Law.

Davis was appointed by five different Attorney Generals to serve in seven Alabama counties as Assistant Attorney General. He has served on many boards and committees, including serving as President of the Alabama District Attorney’s Association and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Russell County Shelter for Battered Women and the Russell County Child Advocacy Center, both of which he was instrumental in establishing.

Davis served in the United States Army and the Alabama National Guard for eight years. He holds one of the highest conviction rates in Alabama history and was named the “Top Gun” prosecutor by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers. He was awarded the Joe Hubbard White Hat award, which signifies the fighter of good fights and champion of the weak, the defender of innocence, the conqueror of evil, and a voice for those who have none. This distinction is to those who have humbly and extraordinarily distinguished themselves in the pursuit of justice.

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Toni Shah is an award-winning local news reporter. She covers city and county government meetings, but also enjoys writing profile pieces. She has been with The Citizen since 2018.