Officer Jarvis Sherman "Ted" Davis

Officer Jarvis Sherman "Ted" Davis

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Friday, March 10, 1933

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Jarvis Sherman "Ted" Davis

Officer Ted Davis was killed in a motorcycle accident while escorting nurses and doctors through the streets of Long Beach following a massive earthquake. The bike struck a pothole in the road causing him to strike the ground.

Sergeant Rolland Morton and Special Police Officer Frederick Porter, both of the Santa Monica Police Department, were also killed as a result of the earthquake when the plane they were flying in crashed as they surveyed earthquake damage.

Officer Davis was survived by his wife.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 542

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

March 10, 2021

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