Deputy Sheriff Earl Listeman Avery

Deputy Sheriff Earl Listeman Avery

Livingston County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, April 5, 1921

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Earl Listeman Avery

Deputy Sheriff Earl Avery was killed in a motorcycle crash while patrolling Grand River Road in Fleming, Michigan.

He was attempting to pass a parked vehicle when the motorcycle's footrest struck it. The collision caused him to be thrown from the motorcycle into the path of an oncoming truck. He was instantly killed when he was struck by the truck.

Deputy Avery was a U.S. Navy veteran and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WWI. He had served with the Livingston County Sheriff's Office for one month. He was survived by his wife, one child, and parents.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 1 month
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

routine driving, motorcycle

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Deputy Sheriff Avery,
On today, the 101st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Armed Forces during World War I.


United States Border Patrol

April 5, 2022

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