Killed in the Line of Duty
Policeman Owen Yancey was shot and killed by a woman who mistook him for a
prowler. Officer Yancey had responded to a disturbance call near the
home and was searching the area when the occupant fired two rounds through a
wall, striking Policeman Yancey.
He is survived by his wife and two sons
Guy Steele Yancey
Louisville and Nashville Railroad Police
Department, Railroad Police
Killed: Sunday, April 6, 1947
Detective Sergeant Guy Yancey was struck and killed
by a train while patrolling the Howell yard in Evansville, Indiana.
The crew of the southbound train number 53 notified the yard office in Evansville they believed they had struck someone upon their arrival in Henderson, Kentucky. The body of Detective Sergeant Yancey was found along the tracks about 4:45 am by another detective and a car inspector, having suffered a crushed chest and fractures of the right arm and leg.
Detective Sergeant Yancey had served with the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Police Department for over five years. He was survived by his wife, three children, six sisters, two brothers and mother. His father had served as inspector of police for the Evansville division of the department.
Read more: http://www.odmp.org/officer/19102-detective-sergeant-guy-steele-yancey#ixzz25usnLGOl
Scott County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee
Killed: Friday, November 28, 2003
Sergeant Hubert Yancey was shot and killed when he and two other deputies went to a home on Williams Creek Road.
They were there to interview several subjects about a suspected meth lab. One deputy went inside to search the mobile home after one of the suspects granted him permission. The other three deputies remained outside to guard exit points.
The deputy inside of the home noticed someone hiding in a closet and holding what appeared to be a weapon. The deputy took cover when the closet door opened and two women in the home began screaming. Sergeant Yancey, thinking the deputy was in trouble, entered the home armed with a shotgun. The deputy who was already inside saw Deputy Yancey's silhouette, and thinking he was an armed suspect, fired one round, striking Deputy Yancey just above his vest.
Three suspects fled the scene but were quickly apprehended. A total of four suspects were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine but were not charged in connection with Deputy Yancey's death.
Sergeant Yancey had served with the Scott County Sheriff's Department for 6 years, and is survived by his wife, three sons, and father.
Seargant Yancey's death was initially classified as an accident. Many people do not now think it was.
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David Yancey (1913)
Deputy Sheriff David Yancey was stabbed to death by a man he
attempted to arrest for purse snatching.
Deputy Yancey was walking on Whitehall Street near Forsyth Street when he heard the cry of, "stop thief", and saw a man being chased by several men. Deputy Yancey joined the chase, outdistanced the other pursuers, and caught the suspect at 33 Windsor Street. The suspect resisted arrest and lunged a long knife into the deputy's heart.
The suspect hid under a nearby vacant house where he was surrounded by several Atlanta policemen. Refusing to surrender he was shot six times and killed. It was later discovered that he was an escaped convict and wanted in another state for murder.
Deputy Sheriff Yancey was survived by his wife and eight children.