Washington County deputy dies after altercation with inmate, deputy identified

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Okla. — A several month investigation and arrests of multiple suspects has ended in the death of a deputy.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office released a statement saying it started Thursday morning when 17 individuals were brought into the jail after arrest warrants were served.

They say one of the arrested Athine Jamaun Henderson became uncooperative and aggressive towards detention staff. Henderson then got into a fight with a deputy sheriff, Kyle Davis, working at the detention center. Davis suffered an injury and was taken to Jane Phillips Emergency Room where they say resuscitation efforts were not successful, according to the release.

According to the affidavit, Henderson’s bond is set for $500,000. He is supposed to appear in court April 26.

Deputy Davis began his law enforcement career with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in January 2008 as a jailer/dispatcher. Deputy Davis was promoted to Deputy Sheriff in 2010 and since that time has worked as a field deputy and transport/courthouse security deputy. Deputy Davis had been currently assigned as the Detention Center’s Dayshift supervisor. Deputy Davis held the rank of Corporal.

Deputy Davis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. Deputy Davis is a graduate of Copan High School and was an avid hunter and loved to fish. Deputy Davis had a heart of gold and could always bring a smile to your face! Deputy Davis leaves behind a wife, 2 children, and a host of family which includes his law enforcement family.

The person who became aggressive with the deputy was arrested for endeavoring to manufacture a controlled dangerous substance and had a bond of $175,000 set on the arrest warrant.

This is an ongoing investigation and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) has been requested to lead this investigation. The 11th Judicial District Attorney’s Office is working with the OSBI as well as the BPD in this investigation.

Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson has released the following statement on the tragedy:

“On behalf of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Oklahoma, I extend my heartfelt condolences to the family of Corporal Kyle Davis, who served his community in law enforcement for 13 years. We stand with you and with the men and women of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in mourning a tremendous loss. Members of law enforcement purposefully risk their lives each and every day they go to work so that we all can live in the safety and security of our homes and communities.”