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Sergeant Stephen Edward Davenport | Limestone County Sheriff's Department, Texas Limestone County Sheriff's Department, Texas


Stephen Edward Davenport

Limestone County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, May 2, 2002

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 11 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Committed suicide

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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 Shive, Hamilton County.

The three officers were obtaining a consent to search the property from a female in the home at approximately 3:30 pm. 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 at the other two officers and pinned them down for more than an hour with rifle fire. The suspect then fled into the nearby woods and wounded two responding officers who were setting up a perimeter. He was later found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Sergeant Davenport had been in law enforcement for 11 years. He is survived by his parents and two brothers.

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Thinking about you Steve. Miss you much.

Sergeant Robert McElvany
Harris County SO
July 19, 2016


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