Elmer F. Davis Type of Officer: Sheriff
Jurisdiction: Dickinson County
County: Dickinson
Death Date: 4/24/1949
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
Sheriff Elmer Davis and his brother, Undersheriff Milton Davis, answered a disturbance call at the farm of Charles Rush. Rush, who was described as “having gone berserk,” had shot and wounded three persons, including two who lived with him and a neighbor. The ensuing sequence of events is unclear, but both officers had fired their weapons and had been killed inside the Rush house. After shooting the sheriffs, Rush set fire to the house and died in the fire.