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Sheriff Walter A. Davis | Lyon County Sheriff's Office, Kansas Lyon County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

Sheriff

Walter A. Davis

Lyon County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 16, 1916

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Sheriff Walter Davis was shot and killed while he and another officer attempted to arrest two robbery suspects. As Sheriff Davis searched one of the men the other man opened fire, fatally wounding him. Several posse members were also shot and wounded during a search for the man.

The 22 year-old suspect and an accomplice were eventually apprehended and convicted of Sheriff Davis' murder, and sentenced to life in prison on October 12, 1916.

Sheriff Davis was predeceased by his wife and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Emporia, Lyons County, Kansas.

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Rest in Peace, Sheriff Davis. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
February 4, 2014

 

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