Special Deputy Sheriff Luther P. Haley

Special Deputy Sheriff Luther P. Haley

Orange County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, March 7, 1922

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Luther P. Haley

Special Deputy Sheriff Luke Haley was shot and killed in downtown Orange after stopping to stop to a subject in front of the First National Bank.

As the two spoke the man struck Deputy Haley and then drew a gun. Deputy Haley drew his gun and shot the man, killing him. Another deputy, who possibly held a grudge against Deputy Haley, then stepped from the crowd and shot him several times. The deputy then handed the gun to his brother-in-law who reloaded the weapon.

Both men were arrested and charged with murder, however, the charges were later dismissed when 21 material witnesses failed to appear at the trial.

Deputy Haley had been appointed 14 days earlier to assist the sheriff in ridding crime from the oilfields.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 2 weeks
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Charges dismissed

suspicious person

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As your service and sacrifice were just recently discovered and as we properly memorialize that sacrifice and honor you, I’m honored to be the second of what I am sure will be numerous others to leave a reflection. Thank you for your service and know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo (Retired)
Delaware State Police

June 20, 2020

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