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Detective Michael David Davis, Jr. | Placer County Sheriff's Department, California Placer County Sheriff's Department, California


Michael David Davis, Jr.

Placer County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Friday, October 24, 2014

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 15 years

Badge # 54

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; AR-15

Offender: In custody

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Detective Michael Davis was shot and killed while taking part in a massive manhunt for the murderer of Deputy Sheriff Danny Oliver of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

The subject who murdered Deputy Oliver, assisted by a female accomplice, carjacked a vehicle and fled up I-80 after killing Deputy Oliver. They exited the highway in Auburn, before stopping on the side of the road off of Maidu Drive. Investigator Davis and his partner spotted the vehicle and began to approach it when the male subject opened fire with an AR-15 rifle, striking both officers.

Both officers were transported to a local hospital where Detective Davis succumbed to his wounds.

The female subject was arrested at the scene while the male subject fled into a residential area. He was taken into custody several hours later.

Detective Davis had served with the Placer County Sheriff's Department for 15 years.

Detective Davis' father, Investigator Michael Davis Sr., was killed in the line of duty on October 24th, 1988, while serving with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. Their line of duty deaths occurred exactly 26 years apart to the day.

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Related Line of Duty Deaths

Investigator Michael David Davis, Sr.
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California
End of Watch: Monday, October 24, 1988
Cause: Aircraft accident

Deputy Sheriff Danny Paul Oliver
Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, California
End of Watch: Friday, October 24, 2014
Cause: Gunfire

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Today, once again I thought of you as I tried to explain to people about the many problems within our world and in the US. I pray for your family, as I pray for mine who are in Law Enforcement.

Tragic and ironic.... I will probably be telling people that the circumstances behind your death were needless... if this man had been dealt with by his country... he would not have been here to take your life. I don't know what the answer is, but I know you and many others were and are working to find the solutions. Not just in the police or sheriff's offices but also the social services, border patrol, public health and many many other concerned people going in to thankless jobs, to make the world a better place. Rest in Peace, until I meet you and your dad in the Clouds of Glory on Christs return.

Jean LeFrancois, (ret) Ns Consultant II
State of CA (Medicare Coordinator, MDS/OASIS)
March 19, 2016


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