Davis and Associates Earn Thompson Reuters Everyday Hero Award - Donate $10,000 to NCMEC

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Denver, CO – On April 25, 2017, Thompson Reuters CLEAR presented Steve Davis, founder of the Colorado-based private investigative firm, Davis and Associates, with their 2016 Everyday Heroes Award and a check for $10,000, which was donated to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The Rocky Mountain Law Enforcement Credit Union was proud to host the ceremony, in which Mr. Davis presented the check to NCMEC Investigations Director Ron Sloan, in front of an audience of his associates, friends, and family.

The donation was made possible by Thompson Reuters and their national information database, CLEAR, which connects verified law enforcement professionals, like Mr. Davis, with resources to track down missing persons. In Septemeber of 2016, Mr. Davis received a call from a concerned Colorado family who could not locate their adult-aged daughter. Mr. Davis utilized the CLEAR database to locate the last known whereabouts of the woman, who was unfortunately found deceased in her car in an isolated parking lot by Davis and Associates later in the month. The ending was tragic, but when someone goes missing, every minute spent without any information can be agonizing, and providing closure is an essential part of the duties of the private investigator.

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(l-r) Ron Sloan, Delphine Aubourg, Steve Davis

Every year, Thompson Reuters collects information on how the CLEAR database is used to bring closure to missing persons cases around the country, and Davis and Associates was honored to receive the 2016 Everyday Hero Award and a check for $10,000, donated to a charity of their choice. Choosing NCMEC as the donation recipient was an easy decision for Steve Davis – his career in law enforcement and as a private investigator has helped him identify the people and organizations that are doing good in the world, and NCMEC is such an organization. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® is a non—profit 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization.

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(l-r) Richard Rose, Michael Sawaya, and Steve Davis

Michael Sawaya and Richard Rose, founding partners of The Sawaya Law Firm, were also in the audience to support Mr. Davis. The Sawaya Law Firm is proud to have a relationship with Davis and Associates. The firm has worked with Davis and Associates for the last eleven years, hiring the investigators to gather required and valuable information for cases.

“Steve Davis is one of the best private investigators working in the country today,” says Mr. Sawaya. “His dedication to his work, his clients, his values – there are no comparisons and we are honored to support him today as he receives this much deserved award.”

For more information visit Davis and Associates website and The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.


Michael established The Sawaya Law Firm in 1977 and built it into one of the largest personal injury law firms in Colorado, with more than 20 lawyers and 80 staff members serving clients from five offices located in Denver, Greeley and Colorado Springs. Throughout its history, the firm has stayed true to its 12 Core Values, which emphasize excellence in advocacy and a commitment to providing outstanding client service. Michael studied sociology and economics as an undergraduate student at The Colorado College, and he earned his law degree from the Texas Tech University School of Law. In addition to being involved in several legal and community organizations, Michael enjoys playing music and cooking, and he has written a book on spiritual matters.