Officer Mark Davis began his career with the Chicago Police Department in August of 1994. He has worked in the 019th Dist, 008th Dist, Area 1 Mission Team, 021st Dist. and as an Instructor at the Chicago Police Training Academy’s Transitional Workshop. He is Currently assigned to the Crime Scene Investigations Unit as an Evidence Technician.
On November 6, 2013, a semi tractor-trailer crashed and burst into flames on I-57 near Wentworth Avenue. Officer Davis was returning to his unit of assignment to complete an earlier investigation when he observed the flames and immediately proceeded to the crash site. Davis discovered that the 59 year old driver of the crashed semi was laying next to the burning wreckage. The driver was surrounded by flames and leaking fuel and due to his injuries, was unable to remove himself from imminent danger. Officer Davis discovered a path through the flames to the driver. The driver explained to officer Davis that he was unable to walk because of the burns on his feet. As the flames surrounding them were becoming more intense, officer Davis made the decision to physically lift the driver and was able pull him to safety.