Detective Michael David Davis, Jr.

Detective Michael David Davis, Jr.

Placer County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Friday, October 24, 2014

Michael David Davis, Jr.

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.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 54

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; AR-15
  • Offender Convicted of murder

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May God provide peace in the hearts of the family of Detective Michael David Davis Jr., and may his soul rest in Heaven along side and with the soul of his father, Michael David Davis Sr. The monster who killed Detective Davis and Deputy Oliver will have to atone for his actions beyond that of in which our society can impose. All I can do is pray for the souls of Detective Michael Davis Jr., Deputy Danny Oliver, Investigator Michael Davis Sr. and each Law Enforcement Officer who lost their respective lives serving their communities; May their souls all rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

April 13, 2018

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