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 crash while escorting nurses and doctors through the streets of Long Beach following a massive earthquake.

The bike struck a pothole in the road on Hathaway and Seventh Street in Long Beach, 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 had served with the California Highway Patrol for eight months and in law enforcement for three years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 542

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

natural disaster, rescue

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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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