- The Washington Times - Saturday, October 25, 2014

A police deputy in California was killed on Friday in the line of duty. In a macabre twist, his father, also an officer, died on the same day 26 years apart.

Placer County homicide detective, Michael Davis Jr. 42, was killed on Friday. His father, Michael Davis Sr., a Riverside County deputy, died in the line of duty on Oct. 24, 1988, a local CBS affiliate reported.

“I’m incredibly proud of the men and women who go out there every day and put their life on the line,” Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner said during a press conference. “And today this organization, this family has suffered a horrific loss.”

Sacramento County deputy Danny Oliver, 47, was also killed on Friday.

“To the men and women in the sheriff’s department. We live as a family, today we grieve as a family, tomorrow we will start healing as a family,” Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones said during a press conference on Friday.

Mr. Davis Jr. left behind a wife and four children and Mr. Oliver left behind a wife and two daughters, the station reported.

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