Skip to comments.First OKCPD Officer in Murrah Building Murdered, Throat Cut, Body Drug with Rope
Posted on 01/29/2002 1:36:51 PM PST by honway
In the audio interview in the links below, Tonia Yeakey tells the story of Terrance Yeakey, an American hero. He was the first OKC Police Department officer inside the Murrah Building after the bombing on April 19,1995. Terrance Yeakey went straight into the building and started rescuing survivors. A year later, on May 8,1996, Terry's body was found in a field one and a half miles from his car. His car was filled with blood. Terry was found with his jugular vein cut in two places, both wrists cut, and both arms cut at the elbow and rope burns on his limbs and a bullet in the head.
Tonia states that a member of law enforcement confirmed the body was drug from one place to another. The FBI immediately took over the investigation and ruled it a suicide without an autopsy, eventhough according to the funeral director the cuts were too deep and severe for the use of embalming fluid.
This is a story you need to hear and not from a journalist but in Tonia's own words, because she too is an American hero for courageously sharing her story with you.
Tonia Yeakey Interview Part I
Tonia Yeakey Interview Part II
Mystery Lingers about Victim's Last Sacrifice
"Story I heard is that Mike had helped two people out and had gone back in for another," said Jim Dutton, who knew Loudenslager when the Harrah man was with the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Reserve Mounted Patrol.
Loudenslager's younger brother, Tim, said he, too, had been told his brother may have made the ultimate sacrifice April 19.
Tim Loudenslager said such a deed would have been, as his brother might have put it, "the cowboy way. "
"I guess that's the kind of thing the old cowboys would do - go back in and save other people," Tim Loudenslager said. "Knowing Mike, in my heart I believe he did it. "
And Don Rogers, Loudenslager's boss with the General Services Administration, said, "You know, I didn't see it, but that's no sign that it didn't happen. It wouldn't surprise me if Mike did something like that. "
Ray Blakeney, director of operations for the state medical examiner's office, said he heard Loudenslager, a GSA planner/estimator, was not in the Murrah Building at the time of the bombing. Instead he was in court on a case involving his reserve sheriff's role. Blakeney said he heard Loudenslager went to the building to help in the rescue effort and was killed.
"A district judge says he was in court at the time of the bombing," Blakeney said.
Rogers doubts Blakeney's story. Rogers said he saw Loudenslager in the federal building just minutes before the bombing occurred.
There is at least one person who says Loudenslager saved him.
Tears came easily to Randy Ledger as he talked about Loudenslager and the heroic role he believes his friend played.
"Michael, No. 1, was a tremendous man. He would do anything for anyone if he could," Ledger said.
Ledger, a GSA maintenance worker, said he was in the first-floor GSA office when the bombing shattered the 1 building.
He said he lost consciousness and when he came to, he was covered by about 6 inches of rubble. Ledger said he began to make tapping noises on the debris in hope someone would hear and come to his aid.
That someone turned out to be Loudenslager, Ledger said.
"I heard this voice say, `I hear ya. Keep tapping,' " Ledger said.
Loudenslager's distinctive voice gave the despairing Ledger hope. He did not think anyone would find him before he lost consciousness again.
"He had a voice that you could pick out of a crowd. It was just a Southern twang - unmistakable," Ledger said.
Ledger said his eyes couldn't really focus on anything, but he did see a shadow, which he believes was Loudenslager. "I heard him say, `Hey, we got one up here! ' " Ledger said.
Ledger said he lost consciousness again and when he awoke police officer Terry Yeakey and emergency medical technician Darryl Wood were there to help him out of the rubble.
Later, in the hospital, Ledger was visited by Loudenslager's family, and he told them Loudenslager had saved his life.
When Loudenslager's body was found April 23, some people doubted his story, Ledger said.
Richard Williams - Direct
situation was, but that's the only thing I remember to that point.
Q. Do you remember seeing your left arm?
A. I remember seeing my left arm. I recognized the pink shirt that I had on that morning with my watch.
A. The first thing that I could hear was someone saying, "Hang on, I'll be back." And the next thing I remember is seeing this huge gray torso of a body that turned out to be the person who helped dig me out of the rubble pile that I was buried under and carried me out of the building. It turned out to be a Oklahoma City policeman by the name of Terry Yeakey.
Q. And you said that he carried you out of the building?
A. I don't know how he got me out from under where I was buried. I just remember him carrying me to what would have been Mr. Rogers' office, the window mullions, and at that point asking me if I could walk, and I tried. I could not, so he picked me up at that point. Next thing I remember was being laid on a backboard out on the street and someone talking over me, asking me things.
Q. So did Officer Yeakey carry you out of the building, Mr. Williams?
A. That's correct.
Q. How much did you weigh at that time?
A. About 220 pounds.
Mr. Williams was one of 13 employees in the GSA Admin office. Two from that office reportedly died in the bombing. Mike Loudenslager was one of the two. The full transcript of Mr. Williams testimony is compelling.
However, I can guarantee you the content of the interview is legitimate. That is Tonia Yeakey, Terry's ex-wife in the interview.
Gotta run for a while. I'll check out the audio links on return.
So, you lurked here three years? You must not have read much. Jim Robinson is very much aware of the Terrance Yeakey case.
The Medusa File (This one will make your blood boil)
The Washington Weekly
04/21/97 By David Hoffman
THE DEATH OF OKLAHOMA CITY POLICE OFFICER TERRANCE YEAKEY
Family on quest for answers meets harassment, intimidation and surveillance
By David Hoffman
OKLAHOMA CITY -- On May 8, 1996, only three days before Sergeant Terrance Yeakey was to receive the Oklahoma Police Department's Medal of Valor, he "committed suicide." The 30 year-old cop was found in a field near El Reno, not far from where prison guard Joey Gladden "committed suicide." His wrists were slashed in numerous places, as was his neck and throat. Apparently not satisfied with this initial attempt to take his life, he got out of his car, walked a mile and-a-half over rough terrain, then pulled out his gun shot himself in the head.
I'm in awe of your ability to read the original post, listen to 44 minutes of audio, listen to an additional 16 minutes of audio, determine that this is tinfoil, then reply, all in the span of 6 minutes.
Man, you're good. </sarcasm>
Go back to lurking, or polishing your "I decide what is tinfoil" clique medal.
>I'm not good, I'm great.<
If you keep it up, you are going to become the "Late Great".
Smart alecs don't seem to last long around here. But then you know that, don't you? After all, you've been lurking for three years.
TERRRANCE YEAKEY - POLICE OFFICER
The following are excerpts from an Oklahoma City policeman's letter to a bombing victim whom he had befriended. Officer Terrance Yeakey was one of the first rescuers at the scene of the bombing. As the letter indicates, he saw many disturbing things and much evidence that is contradictory to the OFFICIAL VERSION of the story.
The letter begins,"The man that you and I were talking about in the pictures, I have made the mistake of asking too many questions as to his role in the bombing, and was told to back off. I was told by several officers he was an ATF agent who was overseeing the bombing plot and at the time the photos were taken he was calling in his report of what had just went down! Luke Franey (ATF agent who said he was in the building at the time of the explosion) was not in the building at the time of the blast. I know this for a fact. I saw him! I also saw full riot gear worn, with rifles in hand, why? "Knowing what I know now, and understanding fully just what went down that morning, makes me ashamed to wear a badge from Oklahoma City's Police Department. I took an oath to uphold the Law and to enforce the Law to the best of my ability. This is something I cannot honestly do if I keep my silence as I am ordered to do.
"My guess is, the more time an officer has to think about the screw up, the more he is going to question what happened. Can you imagine what would be coming down now if that had been our officers who had let this happen? Because it was the feds that did this and not the locals, is the reason it's okay. If I tried to explain it to you the way it was explained to me, and the ridiculous reason for having our own police departments falsify their reports to their fellow officers, to the citizens of the city and to our country, you would understand why I feel the way I do about all this. "I truly believe there are other officers like me out there who would not settle for anything but the truth; it is just a matter of finding them. The only true problem as I see it is, who do we turn to then? I believe that a lot of the problems the officers are having right now are because some of them know what happened and can't deal with it, and others like myself made the mistake of trusting the one person we were supposed to be able to turn to (the chaplain) only to be stabbed in the back. "I would consider it to be an insult to my profession as a police officer and to the citizens of Oklahoma for ANY of the City, State or Federal agents that stood by and let this happen, to be recognized as anything other than their part in participation in letting this happen.
For those who ran from the scene to change their attire to hide the fact that they were there, should be judged as cowards. "You were right all along and I am truly sorry I doubted you and your motives about recording history. Everyone was behind you until you started asking questions as I did, as to how so many federal agents arrived at the scene at the same time. I worry about you and your young family because of some of the statements that have been made towards me, a police officer! I am not worried for myself, but for you and your group. I would not be afraid to say at this time that you and your family could be harmed if you get any closer to the truth. At this time I think for your well-being it is best for you to distance yourself and others from those of us who have stirred up too many questions about the altering and falsifying of the federal investigation's reports.
"It is vital that people like you, Edye Smith and others keep asking questions and demanding answers for the actions of our federal government and law enforcement agencies that knew beforehand and participated in the cover-up. Don't make the mistake as I did and ask the wrong people. "If our history books and records are ever truly corrected about that day, it will show this and maybe even some lame excuse as to why it happened, but I truly don't believe it will from what I now know to be the truth. I am sad to say that I believe my days as a police officer are numbered because of all of this
Q. After you made the call on the radio, did you continue to walk around the office, what was left of the ATF office?
A. Yes, I did.
Q. What did you do next?
A. I found an evidence poster board, something similar to that, that we had used at a previous trial. And I flipped it over on the back and wrote "ATF trapped, 9th floor," put it in the window, over here in this office looking out over the front side of the building, which is the south side of the building.
Good to know . .
You have an odd sense of humor...
It was rumored that Chumley was about to go public with some damning information. According to Michele Moore, who has investigated the bombing, Chumley was asked to bandage two federal agents who falsely claimed to have been trapped in the building that morning. Since the pair was obviously not hurt, Chumley refused. When the agents petitioned another doctor at the scene, Chumley intervened, threatening to report them. When Chumley learned of the government's hastily planned cover- up, he apparently decided to go public. It seems he never got the chance. ________________________________________________________
Tonia Yeakey in the interview confirms that Dr. Chumley and Terry were definately connected. They were sharing pictures and information about the bombing and she also stated Terry was once a patient of Chumley's, contrary to the assertions of others that the two had never met.
Chumley died in the September before Yeakey died in the following May.
There is video tape evidence that shows Franey walking around outside the Murrah building without a bandage on his arm and then later with a bandage on his arm. The video was taken by deputy Melvin Sumner shortly after the bombing and it was shown to KTOK news director Jerry Bohnen in early 1997 by Michelle Moore in my presence in a conferene room at OKC Community college.
The problem is that in my informed opinion Bohnen is covering up for the FEDs in the OK bombing case and he would never report the video or other damning evidence in the case he was given and had verified.
. 97 posted on 1/29/02 1:42 PM Central by OKCSubmariner
"WE ARE APT TO SHUT OUR EYES AGAINST A PAINFUL TRUTH... FOR MY PART, I AM WILLING TO KNOW THE WHOLE TRUTH; TO KNOW THE WORST; AND TO PROVIDE FOR IT."