Okla. deputy dies after car crash

Lt. Shirley Lanning died as a result of injuries sustained during a two-vehicle crash

Duty Death: Shirley Lanning - [Canadian County, Oklahoma]

End of Service: 02/14/2020

By Amanda Lien

OKLAHOMA CITY — A Canadian County deputy has died after a two-vehicle crash.

KOCO reports Lt. Shirley Lanning died from injuries sustained when her patrol vehicle was involved in a collision Friday morning. Two people in the other car suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

“Shirley was loved very much by all who knew and worked with her, and she will be dearly missed,” Canadian County Sheriff Chris West wrote in a statement. “(She) was a dedicated and committed law enforcement professional.”

Lanning previously worked for the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office and the University of Central Oklahoma campus police, according to West’s statement.


It is with a very heavy heart that I request prayerful support for our Canadian County Sheriff’s Office family at the...

Posted by Canadian County Sheriff's Office on Friday, February 14, 2020


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