Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 19 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber
Offender: Sentenced to 100+ years
Trooper Layton Davis was shot and killed while making a traffic stop on I-57, near Effingham.
Unbeknownst to him, the vehicle contained two escaped convicts. During the stop one of the escapees slipped a .357 caliber revolver into his waist band. As Trooper Davis frisked him he spotted the revolver and a struggle ensued. The second man ran up and held Trooper Davis down as the other man shot him. Both escapees were apprehended and sentenced to 100+ years in prison.
Trooper Davis had served with the Illinois State police for 19 years and was assigned to District 12. Trooper Davis was a WWII veteran and survived by his wife and three children.