Roll Call of Honor

Haney, Posseman John A.

End of Watch: 11/15/1919

Agency: Lewis County Sheriff’s Office

County: Lewis County

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 is survived by his wife.

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