Celebration of life held for Washington County deputy killed in inmate fight

COPAN, Okla. — Crowds gathered for the funeral service Friday for a Washington County deputy killed in an altercation with an inmate last week.

Washington County Cpl. Kyle Davis, 38, died March 25 when the sheriff’s office says an inmate became unruly at the detention center, leading to a fight that resulted in Davis’s death.

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Friday’s memorial was held at Copan High School where he graduated from in 2002.

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt ordered flags on state property to be flown at half-staff on Friday in honor of Davis.

“Kyle’s life and exemplary service to our state will never be forgotten,” Stitt said in a statement Thursday.

“Today our hearts are with Kyle’s wife, Kristin, and his children, Seth and Pearl, as we mourn the loss of a husband, father, fellow Oklahoman, and true public servant.”

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