Sgt. Daniel V. Davis, 29, of the Phenix City Alabama Police Department died Sunday, November 10 from a gunshot wound.
Sgt. Davis was parked at the Carriage Hill Apartments on Summerville Road in his unmarked police vehicle. For reasons yet undetermined, his service weapon discharged striking him in the leg. Sgt. Davis was found around 10:00 pm and was pronounced dead at 11:30 p.m. that evening. Sgt. Davis had just finished his shift and was still in uniform.
“It is ruled accidental,” Russell County Coroner Arthur Sumbry, Jr. said. In a report from the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Montgomery, Ala., Sumbry said Davis, died of exsanguination, or complete loss of blood due to the gunshot wound in his leg.
The investigation remains ongoing by the Alabama Bureau of Investigation, said Sgt. Steve Jarrett, a public information officer with the Alabama Department of Public Safety.
Sgt. Davis had served with the Phenix City Police Department for 8 years, being assigned to the Patrol Division as a Field Training Officer. He was also serving with the Special Response Team. Davis was working with Partners Against Illegal Narcotics and as an investigator at the time of his death.
He is survived by a daughter, a son, and a fiancée to mourn his loss.
Sgt. Daniel V. Davis – gone, but never forgotten. EOW: Sunday, November 10, 2013
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