Roll Call of Honor

McDavis, Deputy Valentine J.

End of Watch: 06/14/1928

Agency: Spokane County Sheriff’s Office

County: Spokane County

On Tuesday, June 12, 1928, Deputy Valentine McDavis and an attorney were responding to a manslaughter investigation aboard Deputy McDavis’s motorcycle with sidecar when they were involved in a collision.

While heading to the scene, a vehicle failed to yield right of way to Deputy McDavis and struck the motorcycle.  Deputy McDavis was thrown from the motorcycle where he struck a pole and was killed instantly.  The attorney was also severely injured, but eventually recovered.

Deputy McDavis was a veteran of the British Army.

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