End of Watch: Auxiliary Police Officer Ricardo Davis
Auxiliary Police Officer Ricardo Davis
Washington Park Police Department, Illinois
End of Watch Saturday, October 27, 2018
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Auxiliary Police Officer Ricardo Davis suffered fatal injuries when he fell from the Poplar Street Bridge, in East St. Louis, during a foot pursuit of a suspect at approximately 5:00 pm.
He had attempted to stop a vehicle in Washington Park but the vehicle fled and lead him on a pursuit along I-64 through East St. Louis. The driver of the vehicle crashed on the Poplar Street Bridge and both occupants attempted to flee on foot just prior to crossing into Missouri.
Officer Davis pursued one of the occupants on foot but fell or was pushed over a barrier separating two spans of the bridge. He was transported to a hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Both subjects were taken into custody.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Police Chief Allen Bonds
Washington Park Police Department
5621 Forest Boulevard
Washington Park, IL 62204
Phone: (618) 874-0115