Lantern Project: Since October 2013, Hope House has joined with other domestic violence programs around the state by implementing the Lantern Project. For our part in this statewide project, we added to the lamppost in front of Hope House a purple wreath. We will turn on the light for a week every time there is a death related to domestic violence in Wisconsin. We will post information online about the person(s) that was killed. If you drive by our building and see our lamppost on, please reflect on the deadly impact that domestic violence has on our communities. We know the list of stories we post here is incomplete. We strive to learn about and share these stories but know that there are some that we and the media miss. If you see a news story of a death in WI related to domestic violence and don't see it posted here, please feel free to let us know about it here. Thank you.
We are not aware of an obituary at this time and will post one here if we become made aware of one.
News Story: "MILWAUKEE — A District 3 police officer and his wife were shot and killed on Saturday in what department officials said was a domestic violence related incident.
A source told WISN 12 News that Leon Davis killed his wife, Sherida Davis, before turning the gun on himself inside the couple's home near North 97th Street and Goodrich Avenue on Milwaukee's north side.
Officials said Leon Davis was pronounced dead inside the home. Sherida Davis died after being taken to a nearby hospital.
Court records indicate that the 47-year-old sergeant and his 38-year-old wife were in the process of finalizing a divorce"...Read more