Deputized Civilian John M. Haney

Deputized Civilian John M. Haney

Lewis County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch Saturday, November 15, 1919

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John M. Haney

Deputized Civilian John 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 had 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 1930s. One suspect was lynched.

Deputy Haney was survived by his wife. He is buried at Forest Grove Cemetery in Tenino, Washington.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 4 days
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Lynched

mistaken identity

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On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lewis County.


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