This is part of my ongoing series Officer Down – in honour of police officers slain in the line of duty.
On March 25, 2021, Corporal Kyle Jeffrey Davis was assaulted by an inmate while booking one of 16 suspects into the Washington County Correctional Facility in Oklahoma.
An inmate identified as 37-year-old Athine Henderson struggled with Corporal Davis, striking him in the chest and causing caused a ruptured aorta.
Corporal Davis was rushed to Jane Philips Emergency Room, where he died an hour later.
“On behalf of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Oklahoma,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson, “I extend my heartfelt condolences to the family of Corporal Kyle Davis, who served his community in law enforcement for 13 years. We stand with you and with the men and women of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in mourning a tremendous loss.”
From Channel 8 News, Oklahoma:
For the past several months, the Bartlesville Police Department along with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics & Dangerous Drugs, have been investigating the use and sale of controlled substances in the area.
Officers arrested 16 individuals this morning on drug-related charges.
Washington County Sheriff Scott Owen said that one of the subjects arrested became uncooperative after being brought to the Washington County Detention Center.
The individual was arrested for attempting to manufacture a controlled, dangerous substance and faced a bond of $175,000.
The subject became resistive and violent toward detention staff, resulting in an altercation with an officer.
Corporal Kyle Jeffrey Davis was laid to rest on Friday, April 2, 2021, after a procession of hundreds of law enforcement personnel from across Oklahoma led fallen Corporal Davis to his final resting place.
“To see a man doing God’s work and gets his life taken away from him way too short, you ache for his co-workers, his family, his friends,” said Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton during the procession.
He is survived by his wife and children.