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Detective Michael David Davis Jr. Memorial Scholarship

The California Homicide Investigators Association is proud to present the Michael David Davis Jr. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS. 

Detective Michael Davis, Jr. was shot and killed on October 24, 2014, during a manhunt to arrest a carjacker who earlier had murdered Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver. Detective Davis had served with the Placer County Sheriff's Department for 15 years. Detective Davis was about to celebrate his 43rd birthday.  His prior service as a police officer was with the Auburn Police Department from 1996 to 1999.

Detective Davis is survived by his wife, Jessica, and their four children.  Along with his brother, Jason, who currently serves as a deputy with Placer County Sheriff’s Office. 

Detective Davis was the 1st CHIA member killed in the line of duty.  He would be honored to know that his legacy lives on and has a potential to help someone within the CHIA family.

Detective Davis' father, Investigator Michael David Davis Sr., was killed in the line of duty on October 24th, 1988, while serving with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. Their line of duty deaths occurred exactly 26 years apart to the day.

The California Homicide Investigators Association Scholarship Program is designed to provide funds to family member(s) of homicide victims in support of their education and/or job training efforts. Preference will be given to applicants seeking their first college degree or technical job training and who have been referred by ANY CHIA member.  

Education is a powerful tool which breaks down barriers and opens doors of opportunity. Eligible applicants must be attending or have been accepted to attend one of the above listed educational institutions and submit at minimum a 400 word essay detailing future life goals.  The applicant must have a documented minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher and meet the minimum entry requirements of the educational institution of their choice.

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For more information, please contact:

Captain Dean Worthy
CHIA Director
Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Av
Ventura, CA 93009
Office: (805) 662-6567



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