Line of Duty Deaths - 1980-1990's
Commission Date: August 13, 1979
Patrol Officer - Died: December 18, 1984
On December 18, 1984, at about 6:25AM, Seattle Police Officer Nick Davis was shot and killed in the line of duty. Officer Davis was working a prowler car in the First Hill area of the city. As he approached the International House of Pancakes at 950 East Madison Street, he saw one of the restaurant employees chasing a man. The employee told the officer that the suspect fled after failing to pay his $4.55 food bill. Officer Davis radioed for back up and approached the suspect. A struggle ensued and the suspect was able to take Officer Davis' revolver. The suspect shot Officer Davis twice. The suspect fled, but was captured a short distance away. Officer Nick Davis died 30 minutes later at Harborview Medical Center.
Commission Date: October 14, 1968
Patrol Officer - Died: April 23, 1985
On April 23, 1985, at about noon, Seattle Police Officer Dale Eggers was shot and killed in the line of duty. Officer Eggers was working at the SeaFirst Bank, Beacon Hill Branch, when a lone gunman entered. The suspect intended to rob the bank and approached Officer Eggers from behind. He shot the officer in the head. He then fled the scene without robbing the bank. Other officers tracked and arrested the suspect at a nearby location. Officer Dale Eggers was taken to Harborview Hospital where he was pronounced dead forty-five minutes later.
Commission Date: February 21, 1990
Narcotics Detective - Died: June 4, 1994
On June 4, 1994, at about 1:30AM, Seattle Police Detective Antonio Terry was shot and killed in the line of duty. Detective Terry was exiting I-5 near Boeing Field, at the Swift-Albro exit, when he happened upon an occupied disabled vehicle. Detective Terry stopped his unmarked police officer car behind the disabled vehicle. One of the suspects recognized him as a police officer and opened fire, wounding him. The suspects fled the scene. Detective Terry managed to drive himself nearly two miles to the South Precinct where fellow officers summoned aid. Detective Antonio Terry was taken to Harborview Hospital where he died at 4:01AM.
Kenneth L. Davis
Commission Date: January 31, 1966
Patrol Officer - Died: May 12, 1995
On May 12, 1995, during the early morning hours, Seattle Police Officer Kenneth L. Davis was killed in the line of duty. As he left the North Precinct in his personal vehicle, a Washington Sate Patrol Trooper was stopping a corvette for a traffic violation at an I-5 off-ramp. As the Trooper approached the vehicle, it sped off. The Trooper pursued the vehicle. The fleeing suspect drove recklessly through side streets until he blew through the intersection at North 107th street and Meridian Avenue North, colliding with Officer Davis' vehicle. The suspect fled the scene on foot. Containment was set up and a K-9 unit was able to locate the suspect, who was taken into custody. Officer Kenneth L. Davis died instantly at the scene.