City Marshal Harman Tucker Yancey

City Marshal Harman Tucker Yancey

Helena Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, January 6, 1914

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Harman Tucker Yancey

City Marshal Harman Yancey was shot and killed while attempting to arrest the suspect wanted for murdering Deputy Sheriff Peder Johnson of the Duval County Sheriff's Department in Florida.

Marshal Yancey went to the railroad depot after he had received information that the suspect would be arriving in Helena on a train. As the man stepped off of the train Marshal Yancey attempted to arrest him. The man produced a handgun and shot Marshal Yancey twice. Despite being mortally wounded, Marshal Yancey returned fire and killed the subject.

Marshal Yancey was survived by his wife, two children, mother, and siblings.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

murder suspect

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City Marshal Yancey,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Helena.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

January 6, 2024

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