Peter “Pete” Davola was born February 25, 1953 in Brooklyn, NY. He passed from this life on February 18, 2019.
He is preceded in death by his parents: Philip and Anna Davola.
He is survived by his wife Barbara Davola; son Christopher Davola; step-sons, Dillon and Scott Enarson; step-daughter-in-law, Nerissa Enarson; and grandsons, Josiah Mondragon-Miller and Isaiah Enarson.
He is a graduate of New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn NY. After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he became a Military Police dog handler. He served in the Army for 20 years, much of this time as the kennel master at Fort Sill, OK. During this time, he and his K9s competed in the USPCA (United States Police Canine Association).
Later in his career, he served as a judge in the USPCA, certifying K9s from around the country. He worked for the Comanche County Sheriff’s Department from 1992 to 1996.
After that, he worked as a school resource officer in Yukon, OK from 1996-2007 where he started several community programs including the Citizens Police Academy, The Junior Police Academy, TRIAD (for seniors} and the S.A.V.E. and D.A.R.E. programs.
Pete’s passion was for the youth of Yukon. He was very approachable and the young people all trusted him. He loved and mentored them as well as kept them accountable for their actions. Students never hesitated when having a problem to ask for his help or advice. His legacy will forever live on in them.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Christ’s Church, 620 W. Vandament Ave., Yukon, OK, with full military honors.
Online condolences may be signed at http://www.yandafuneral.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Yanda & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Yukon, OK.