Type of Officer: Sheriff
Jurisdiction: Lyon County
County: Lyon
Death Date: 8/16/1916
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
After two men reported to the police that they had been robbed, a policemen observed the two suspects and informed Sheriff Davis. The sheriff, the policeman, and another man detained the suspects and, as Davis finished searching one of them, he was shot and killed. One of the men with the sheriff was also wounded, and three posse members were also wounded during a subsequent gun battle with the suspects.