The Canadian County Sheriff’s Office remembers the following deputies who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty:
Lieutenant Shirley Lanning
Lieutenant Shirley Lanning was killed in an automobile crash on the Northwest Expressway just west of the John Kilpatrick Turnpike.
Her patrol car crossed the center line and collided head-on with an oncoming vehicle. The occupants of the other vehicle suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Lieutenant Lanning had served in law enforcement for 30 years. She had previously served with the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office and the University of Central Oklahoma Police Department. She is survived by her husband, stepson, parents, and siblings.
Sergeant Gary Gene Garrison
Sergeant Gary Garrison, 64, had been with the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office for seventeen years when he suffered a fatal heart attack while on duty on Saturday, February 1, 2014. Garrison was an Army veteran and had worked at the Federal Correctional Institute in El Reno before becoming a deputy.
Deputy Sheriff Sam Farris
Deputy Sheriff Sam Farris was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two wanted subjects. One of the men was also shot and killed and the other was arrested.
The second suspect, who was captured, killed Police Chief John Milton Jones during a jail break on June 30, 1895; the suspect was then shot and killed by two other officers.