Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 11 years
Badge # Not available
Offender: Committed suicide
Sergeant Stephen Davenport was shot and killed in an ambush while he and other members of a regional auto-theft task force attempted to search a rural property for stolen cars in Hamilton County.
The three officers were obtaining a consent to search the property from a female in the home at approximately 1530 hours. While doing so, Sergeant Davenport noticed movement in a nearby barn and began to move towards it to investigate. As he approached, he was shot with a high-powered rifle by the suspect who was in the barn.
The suspect shot and wounded the other two officers and pinned them down for more than an hour with rifle fire. The suspect then fled into the nearby woods, but was later found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Sergeant Davenport had been in law enforcement for 11 years, and is survived by his parents and two brothers.