Trooper Joel Davis' sons help fill father's shoes on the baseball diamond

The two are spending the weekend coaching the Evans Mills team

Evans Mills, NY (WSYR-TV) - It's been over a month since Trooper Joel Davis was shot and killed in the line of duty, and his North Country neighbors are trying to remember him through the sport he loved most.

"There's a period where you grieve and we're getting through that period and the family, you know, obviously will be grieving for a long time. But, the community is just trying to get through that," said Steven Honeywell with the Evans Mills Youth League.

"It's soothing kind of, because this is what my brother would've wanted," said Josh Davis, Trooper Joel Davis' brother.

Joel Davis spent many beautiful August days on the third baseline, coaching the Evans Mills youth team, but this weekend, someone special is taking his place.

"I was asked to coach myself and when I reached out, I wanted to reach out to Trenton and Caden, Joel's two sons," Honeywell said. "I wanted them to have the opportunity to stand in their father's footsteps."

So the Davis name will live on both at work and on the field. 

33 teams from across the state showed up, play will continue Sunday in the last day of the tournament.

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