Deputy Sheriff Charles J. Haney

Deputy Sheriff Charles J. Haney

Livingston County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, October 22, 1917

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Charles J. Haney

Deputy Sheriff Charles Haney succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained three days earlier while responding to a domestic disturbance. Despite being wounded, he was able to subdue the suspect until other deputies arrived.

The 20-year-old suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. He had a parole hearing in 1961 but the result is unknown.

Deputy Haney had served with the Livingston County Sheriff's Office for 16 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, October 20, 1917
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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This day, 10/22/2017, is the 100th anniversary of your death at the hands of an evil man, and this day 100 years later I wrote a reflection for another officer, who died this day, that being Officer Thomas Schroth, of the Exeter, CA police department.

Should this nation survive another 100 years, neither Deputy Charles J. Haney, or Patrolman Thomas Schroth will be forgotten.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

October 22, 2017

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