Columbine

Columbine

by

Dave Cullen

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Steve Davis Character Analysis

The chief spokesman for the Jeffco sheriff’s department at the time of the attacks. The leader of the first press conference after the attack, he cautioned against repeating “rumors” that could erroneously describe the number of fatalities or the status of the suspects—Sheriff John Stone, however, did not heed Davis’s warnings, and in his question-and-answer portion doubled the death count and spread incorrect word of a possible third shooter, among other falsehoods.
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Steve Davis Character Timeline in Columbine

The timeline below shows where the character Steve Davis appears in Columbine. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 17: The Sheriff
Memory, Bearing Witness, Trauma, and Testimony Theme Icon
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Media: Misinformation and Sensationalism Theme Icon
...4:00, Jeffco holds a press conference, presided over by Sheriff John Stone and chief spokesman Steve Davis . Stone bungles the question-and-answer portion of the event, doubling the death count, fueling rumors... (full context)