Instead of being treated as the hero he truly was, Sgt. Terrance Yeakey was silenced by his own government in an effort to keep him from exposing their complicity in one of the largest mass murders in American history – which senselessly ended the lives of 168 people, including 19 children.
According to his widow, instead of being showered with accolades by the US government for his heroism, Yeakey was killed, with his death being framed to look like a suicide (although a very poorly staged one) only days before receiving the police department's Medal of Valor for his heroic rescue efforts on day of the Oklahoma City bombing.
On May 11, 1996, only days after his Yeakey's death, the New York Times ran a story with the headline – 'A Policeman Who Rescued 4 in Bombing Kills Himself' – but the bold assertion — that hero cop Sgt. Terrance Yeakey killed himself — couldn't be further from the truth.