Reserve Deputy Sheriff Michael Lee Loudenslager

Reserve Deputy Sheriff Michael Lee Loudenslager

Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Wednesday, April 19, 1995

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Michael Lee Loudenslager

Reserve Deputy Sheriff Michael Loudenslager was killed in the aftermath of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Deputy Loudenslager survived the bomb blast but died due to falling debris while conducting search and rescue.

Eight federal law enforcement agents and one local sheriff's deputy were killed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma when domestic terrorists detonated a truck bomb outside of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. A total of 168 civilians and government workers, including numerous children in an on-site daycare facility, were killed in the terrorist attack.

The terrorists bombed the building in retaliation for the government's raid on the Branch Davidian Compound in Waco, Texas, exactly two years earlier. The raid initiated a mass murder-suicide in which over 80 members of the Branch Davidians were killed. The members had been holed up in the compound after murdering four agents of the United States Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms on February 28th, 1993.

Two suspects were apprehended in connection with the bombing. One of the suspects was sentenced to life and the other was executed on June 11th, 2001.

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Incident Details

  • Cause Bomb
  • Weapon Explosives; Bomb
  • Offender Executed in 2001

bomb, terrorism

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