Meet the Man Who Arrested Oklahoma City Bomber Timothy McVeigh

Nation/world
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Data pix.

Like all the local legends in this little town, Charlie Hanger has a portrait hanging on the wall of the Kumback Cafe, between the photo of outlaw Pretty Boy Floyd (said to have once eaten the biggest steak in the place) and the state champion wrestling teams.

Sheriff Charlie Hanger, now 63, was a state trooper in 1995 when he booked Timothy McVeigh into the county jail right after the Oklahoma City bombing for carrying a concealed weapon. (Credit: Hailey Branson-Potts / Los Angeles Times)
Sheriff Charlie Hanger, now 63, was a state trooper in 1995 when he booked Timothy McVeigh into the county jail right after the Oklahoma City bombing for carrying a concealed weapon. (Credit: Hailey Branson-Potts / Los Angeles Times)

"Town Hero," Hanger's photo says.

On April 19, 1995, Hanger — an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper so by-the-book that locals swore he'd ticket his own mother — arrested Timothy J. McVeigh, 90 minutes after a fertilizer bomb in a Ryder rental truck exploded outside the federal building in Oklahoma City.

Sunday marks 20 years since the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, which killed 168 people and injured hundreds more in what was then the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

Click here to read the full story at LATimes.com.

Most Popular

Latest News

More News