Deputy Sheriff Wallace Edward Davis

Deputy Sheriff Wallace Edward Davis

Clallam County Sheriff's Department, Washington

End of Watch Saturday, August 5, 2000

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Wallace Edward Davis

Deputy Sheriff Wally Davis was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call.

Deputy Davis had responded alone when he was shot in the head on the front porch of the house. Responding officers found him after neighbors heard the shots and called 911.

The subject who shot him barricaded himself inside the home for 25 hours before surrendering. He was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison, where he subsequently died in January 2013.

Deputy Davis had served with the Clallam County Sheriff's Department for five years and had served in law enforcement for 25 years. He is survived by his expectant wife and three children from previous marriages.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge C140

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Died in prison


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Wally and I came into the Clallam County department at the same time---he as a lateral transfer and I was a reserve. We soon became friends, teammates, and went to church together. As soon as I was accepted to be a full-time deputy, Wally was to be one of my FTOs whwn I came back from the academy.

On that fateful weekend, I was supposed to have one, maybe two rides with Wally, before I left. However, my plans changed (I wanted to celebrate my wife's birthday and our anniversary). I spoke with Wally on that Friday during the last hour of his shift. I remember his sly smile, or smirk as some of us labeled his dry humor.

It was a beautiful, sunny afternoon. But, something got my attention as I began to leave---the hairs on the back of my neck spiked. So, I turned around and asked him..."I WILL see you, right?"

His last words to me were..."I'll see you soon..."

On that Saturday, I received the news that he was killed. I was immediately in shock, knowing I was supposed to be with him. I felt that I could have done something to help. After a year or so later, the guilt subsided and I knew there was nothing I could have done.

I live on remembering his wit and intelligence. I remember our times together during Bible studies and playing with his trains. I remember how enthralled he was with his cartoons and books. I stay in touch with his family.

God bless you, Wally. Gone, but not forgotten.

Buddy Bear
Clallam County Sheriff's Office

May 11, 2020

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