Father, son killed in the line of duty -- exactly 26 years apart

CALIFORNIA (WITI) -- A California Sheriff's deputy has been killed in the line of duty -- exactly 26 years to the day after his father, also a county Sheriff's deputy died in the line of duty.

Michael David Davis Jr. (Photo Courtesy Placer County Sheriff's Office)

FOX6's sister station, FOX40 in California reports Deputy Michael David Davis Jr. was shot and killed when he and his partner were investigating a suspect vehicle connected to the deadly shooting of a Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy.

FOX40 reports a 34-year-old suspect is accused of shooting and killing Davis Jr. and his partner as they approached the vehicle. Davis Jr.'s partner was shot in the arm and is recovering.

Davis Jr. would have celebrated his 43rd birthday this Wednesday, October 29th.

Michael David Davis Sr. (Photo Courtesy Riverside County Sheriff’s Department)

Davis Jr. died on Friday, October 24th -- 26 years to the day his father, Deputy Michael David Davis Sr. was killed when his helicopter crashed during a narcotics task force operation in 1988.

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