Police Officer Noretta Irene (Huff) Moxley-Davis




Noretta was born May 1, 1951, in Cincinnati, to Cincinnati Firefighter Robert Huff and Florence “Jo” (Johantges) Huff. She attended Aiken High School and graduated in the late 1960s.

Noretta joined the United States Army and served as a Military Police Officer.  She transferred to the United States Air Force and served as a Security Police Officer at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

 Noretta joined the Brookville (Ohio) Police Department as a Police Officer on October 20, 1981. One month later, she moved to the Loveland Police Department. Then, in mid-1983, she joined the North College Hill Police Department as its first female police officer. Police Officer Daniel Huff was her partner, for the next 18 months.

In December 1984, she joined, the Springfield Township Police Department, again, as its first female officer. Officer Moxley retired from there with decades of service to her country and several communities.

She then went to work as a Security Officer at the Cincinnati Financial Corporation until 2006.

She was also a member of the American Legion Post 513 in Mt. Healthy.

Long their retirements, and after the death of his wife, on January 15, 2023, Officer Moxley married her old partner and fellow American Legion member, Daniel Davis. 

Officer Moxley-Davis was diagnosed with a terminal disease and by the first of October 2023, she was admitted to Hospice of Hamilton. She died on the morning of October 11, 2023 at the age of 72.

She was predeceased by her parents, Cincinnati Fire Lieutenant Robert Huff and Florence Huff, and brother, Steven Huff. Officer Moxley is survived by her husband, retired North College Hill Sergeant Daniel Davis; son, Bryan Forrest Moxley; grandchild, Payson Moxley; and siblings, Thomas (Valerie) Huff, James (Cindy) Huff, and Beth (Charles) Windhom.

A celebration of life service will be planned at a later date. Memorials may be made to the American Legion Post 513, 7947 Hamilton Avenue, Mt. Healthy, Ohio 45231.

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