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Deputy Sheriff George H. Loney | Okfuskee County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma Okfuskee County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff

George H. Loney

Okfuskee County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 2, 1911

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Lynched

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Deputy Sheriff George Loney was shot and killed in Okema by a 15 year-old boy as he searched his mother's shanty for stolen goods.

The boy and his mother were arrested and confined in the Okfuskee County Jail. Two weeks later a mob broke into the jail, gagged and bound the jailer, and seized them both. They were hanged from the timbers of a bridge across the Canadian River. It is believed a third accomplice was imprisoned.

Deputy Loney was survived by his wife and three children. He is buried west of Paden, Lincoln County, Oklahoma.

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