Aug. 28. 1932–Three men died as the result of a gun fight between alleged gasoline thieves and two guards. One of the alleged thieves, Harry Phillips, an oil field worker, was killed. Garland Lane, a bus driver, guarding the Bethel school’s gasoline pump, died of his wounds 24 hours after the shootout on August 29, 1932. A farmer on guard with Lane was in critical condition. Three men escaped.
To help honor J. Garland Lane