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Chief of Police Thadeus E. Davis | Smithfield Police Department, Virginia Smithfield Police Department, Virginia

Chief of Police

Thadeus E. Davis

Smithfield Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Friday, May 16, 1902

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Incident Date: 5/14/1902

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Chief of Police Thadeus E. Davis succumbed to an accidental gunshot wound sustained earlier when his gun fell from his pocket and discharged; the round striking him in the hip.

He had just arrested a man wanted for murder in Isle of Wight County and was walking him to the jail when the accident occurred.

He was transported to St. Vincent's Hospital in Norfolk, where he succumbed to the wound two days later.

Chief Davis was a member of the Smithfield military company. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 16, 2015


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