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Investigator Michael David Davis, Sr. | Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

Investigator

Michael David Davis, Sr.

Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Monday, October 24, 1988

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Aircraft accident

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Investigator Michael Davis was killed in a helicopter accident while working on a multi-agency narcotics task force. A car was spotted in a canyon and the helicopter began to descend when its rotor blades struck power lines and caused it to crash.

Also killed in the accident were Deputy James McSweeney of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Deputy Roy Chester of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Sergeant Richard Romero of the Imperial County Sheriff's Department, and Deputy Mark Tonkin of the Orange County Sheriff's Department, and the three California National Guard crew members operating the flight.

Investigator Davis had served with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife, four sons, daughter, parents, and siblings.

One of Investigator Davis' son, Investigator Michael Davis Jr., was shot and killed in the line of duty on October 24th, 2014, while serving with the Placer 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

Sergeant Richard Grijalva Romero
Imperial County Sheriff's Office, California
End of Watch: Monday, October 24, 1988
Cause: Aircraft accident

Deputy Sheriff James Daniel McSweeney
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California
End of Watch: Monday, October 24, 1988
Cause: Aircraft accident

Deputy Sheriff Roy Allan Chester
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California
End of Watch: Monday, October 24, 1988
Cause: Aircraft accident

Deputy Sheriff Mark Steven Tonkin
Orange County Sheriff's Department, California
End of Watch: Monday, October 24, 1988
Cause: Aircraft accident

Detective Michael David Davis, Jr.
Placer County Sheriff's Department, California
End of Watch: Friday, October 24, 2014
Cause: Gunfire

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It is so sad to read of the fallen heroes! My heart goes out to both blood and blue!

Nichole Coggins
Wife of a LEO
November 1, 2014

 

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