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Lake Tahoe-area baseball field to be named for slain sheriff’s deputy

Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner, center, hugs Jessica Davis, wife of slain Placer Sheriff's Det. Michael Davis Jr. and Davis' partner, Det. Mike Simmons during a funeral service for Davis at Adventure Christian Church on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 in Roseville, Calif. Davis was killed in a shooting rampage that also claimed the life of Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver.
Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner, center, hugs Jessica Davis, wife of slain Placer Sheriff's Det. Michael Davis Jr. and Davis' partner, Det. Mike Simmons during a funeral service for Davis at Adventure Christian Church on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 in Roseville, Calif. Davis was killed in a shooting rampage that also claimed the life of Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver. rpench@sacbee.com

A baseball field in the Lake Tahoe area will be dedicated Saturday in memory of slain Placer County Sheriff's Deputy Michael Davis Jr.

The Placer County Deputy Sheriff’s Association and Placer 10-35 Foundation invites the public to join in dedicating the Mike Davis Jr. Field at 10 a.m. at North Tahoe Regional Park, 6600 Donner Road, Tahoe Vista.

Davis, as well as Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver, was killed in October during a two-county shooting rampage. Davis had a strong connection to the Lake Tahoe area. He came to North Lake Tahoe to live with his grandparents in Kings Beach after his father, Mike Davis Sr., was killed in the line of duty with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, according to a Placer County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Davis was employed by the North Tahoe Public Utility District and the Parks District, working at the events center and the regional park, where the ball fields are located. He also served as a volunteer firefighter with the North Tahoe Fire District.

Davis later attended a law enforcement academy and worked for the Auburn Police Department, before joining the Sheriff’s Office, where his brother, Sgt. Jason Davis, works.

Sheriff’s officials described Davis as an avid sports fan who never missed an opportunity to coach a softball team or play ball himself.

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