December 17, 1920
Suspected Thieves Kill Caney Officer
George Bradley, a section foreman on the Katy at Caney, was instantly killed Friday morning when he was deputized by the city marshal at Caney to assist him in arresting three men who were suspected of being implicated in several robberies in that section. The bullet entered the heart and he expired before medical attention could be given him.
The city marshal discovered the three men in the waiting room at the depot and he went to assist him in making the arrest. The officer went to one of the doors and sent Bradley to the other door. One of the men started out of the door where the officer was and he nabbed him. The other two men went out the other door, meeting Bradley. Without a word of warning, one of the men opened fire on him. Bradley had a pistol in his hand and later it was found that one of the shells had been exploded, but whether it struck one of the robbers is not known. The two men then made their escape. All three were young men. Harry Young of Fort Worth, who was captured, confessed to the robbery of the Tushka depot and the freight train the other morning. He stated that Jeff Jefferies, who lives somewhere in the east, did the shooting and that the man who escaped with him was Jake L. Price or Jake Watson.
George Bradley had been section boss at Caney for thirty-seven years. He was about sixty-five years old. The body was embalmed and brought to Caddo for interment Saturday afternoon.