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.