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Deputy Sheriff Jefferson Hancock Davis | Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Florida Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff

Jefferson Hancock Davis

Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Thursday, May 30, 2002

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 629

Cause: Automobile accident

Incident Date: 5/29/2002

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Deputy Jefferson Davis succumbed to injuries received the previous night in an automobile accident while responding to a burglary-in-progress call.

He was responding on County Road 133 when he swerved to avoid three juveniles who were walking against traffic in his lane of travel on the unlit road at 2301 hours. His patrol car left the roadway and struck a pine tree and burst into flames. Deputy Davis received burns over 65% of his body.

The incident occurred one hour before Deputy Davis' 24th. birthday and he succumbed to his injuries on his birthday.

Deputy Davis had been employed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office for two years, and is survived by his parents, brother, and sister.

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 20, 2016

 

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