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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — A Wrightsville Beach Police officer is off the job. He quit this morning four days after being arrested for allegedly drinking and driving.

Wrightsville Beach Police Chief Dan House called Jordan Davis on his best officers. Troopers arrested Davis early Friday after he reportedly blew a point 0.08 BAC at a license check point on Eastwood Road and Airlie Road.

“He is very proactive,” House said. “He does a great job. We’ve done a lot of changing within the agency, and he has been a big part of that change. For us it’s a sad day, it’s a sad day, because I think we lost one of our better officers.”

Even with conduct policies in place chief house says there is nothing the department can do to prevent incidents like this from happening. House says is sad to see an officer make an unfortunate decision that ultimately cost him his job.

“It was just a poor decision, and you know we can’t prevent that,” House said. “You know we have policies and procedures in place, and one of them does address alcohol use and conduct unbecoming an officer.”

Area residents were shocked at the news of the officer’s arrest, but they were understanding of his situation and agreed with Davis’s decision to resign..

“People should know their limits,” Wilmington resdient Laura Ambrogio said. “So I think that he should have known his limits, and should have known better than to drive. You know we all pay the consequences. I think that him taking that move was the right decision for him.”

Chief House said Davis was heading home from a party when he was stopped.

Davis is due back in court September 4.


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  • B M

    last I checked dring under the influence get’s you a dui, would think it would be more serious if you were driving around in a law enforcement vehicle, and a dui would disqualify you from driving a patrol car for the year and I doubt there would be a big need for a deputy without a drivers license,also had this been an average citizen he wouldn’t even have been able to qualify for a CCW, probably much less been able to keep his LE quals. I sure hope you aren’t implying there should be one set of standards for us and one set of standards for the other side.

  • Justin America

    “license check point” Like the ones in Iraq?

  • phillyguy

    Headline should have read…Booze it and loose it’s Operation Fire Cracker Pops One Of Its Own! Lol

  • B M

    Well that is a rare occurence, usually as the case of the UNCW officer that came to work in a police car under the influence they get a promotion and a raise, in Brunswick County that seems to be the norm also, this guy must have been an outcast.


    tickets this scumbag wrote to others for doing the same thing…He resigns and moves onto another dept. Fine example to set for the public. Probably thought he’d get a pass being a cop and all….WRONG

  • Guest1234

    First of all do you know him?? Probably not….so quit passing judgement on someone you don’t know. Everyone that knows him knows that he is a outstanding guy! His own chief of police thinks that as well “It is a sad day for the Wrightsville Beach Police Department as Officer Davis was one of our better officers and a rising star in the agency,” said Chief Daniel House Jr. “Our department has made many changes over the past year and Officer Davis has been instrumental in assisting with that process. This was just an unfortunate lapse of judgment.” Second of all…why point your finger at him for making a mistake when you all have made a mistake or poor choice in your lifetime. As my grandmother taught me “People Who Live In Glass Houses Shouldn’t Throw Stones!

  • GuestX

    Your a moron,the officer ate UNCW was given a demotion and spent two years working his way back up.Guess B M stands for big mouth,while I do agree that most cops who find themselves on the wrong side of the law ,often do get away with more than the average joe,as was the case with the officer who ran his car into a tree in brunswick county,Its simple break the law and get caught,pay the price,regardless of who you are.Least thats the way it has always worked for the common man.or

  • Guest 4235

    First, I would like to say that Officer Davis is neither a scumbag nor an idiot as some of you have stated. He happens to be a very nice person and was a good Police Officer. He simply made a wrong decision to drive when he had been drinking and a good decision to resign when he did. I am sure he has learned a good lesson and hope that he is able to get back into law enforcement with another department.

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