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Haney, Posseman John A.

End of Watch: 
Saturday, November 15, 1919
County: 
Lewis
Agency: 
Lewis County S.O.

Deputy Haney was shot and killed after being deputized to assist with the arrest of protesters who had shot and killed four soldiers who were participating in the Armistice Day Parade four days earlier. The posse pursued the men into a wooded area but were fired upon by the suspects. Deputy Haney was struck twice and killed by fellow officers when he was mistaken for one of the fugitives. Eight of the nine suspects served prison terms before being released in the 1930's. One suspect was lynched. Deputy Haney was survived by his wife.