Oklahoma Police Chief Killed In Escambia County, His Officer Charged With Murder

November 11, 2019

A small town Oklahoma Police Chief was killed in an altercation in Escambia County Sunday night, and one of his officers has been charged with his death.

Mannford (Oklahoma) Police Officer Michael Patrick Nealey, 49, was booked into the Escambia County Jail Monday morning on a charge of homicide. He is is accused of killing Mannford Police Chief Lucky Miller.

Miller was killed during a “physical altercation” in a room at the Hilton Garden Inn on Pensacola Beach shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday, according to Sgt. Melanie Peterson, spokesperson for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. She said they were both attending a conference.

Peterson was unable to provide additional details on Lucky’s cause of death.

Nealey’s mugshot was not released due to a Florida law that prohibits the release of mugshots of law enforcement personnel.

Mannford is a small town of about 3,100 people just outside Tulsa.

File photo.

Comments

23 Responses to “Oklahoma Police Chief Killed In Escambia County, His Officer Charged With Murder”

  1. Bee on November 13th, 2019 2:46 pm

    An Oklahoma news article refers to them as “best friends”
    There is definitely something fishy going on here, they were laughing and disrupting their neighbors in the hotel and then they started fighting.

  2. Henry Coe on November 13th, 2019 12:54 pm

    re:Alan,

    Thanks for your comment and allowing me to be your verbal punching bag. That particular rhetorical comment was a lot like working out a Truth Table in College Math 1. Stay in school and you will get there.

  3. Epstein on November 13th, 2019 10:18 am

    Anybody who’s ever worked outta town or been outta town on business or training probably has done things such as smoke or drink that they wouldn’t usually do at home . Man … nobody knows what all happened that day except them two men . Who knows what happened. I don’t think Nealy meant to kill no one but it happened. Let’s just wait and see the investigation reports. My God man they were friends… good friends at that .
    Some of you people don’t have enough brains to process nothing..

  4. Alan on November 13th, 2019 10:02 am

    Hey Henry…..that’s where that sixth grade education comes in handy, being able to figure things like that out.

  5. Waterlady501 on November 13th, 2019 8:26 am

    To Concerned: When a person posts a comment on this site that post does not necessarily represent the north end of the county. Anyone with internet access can post comments to this site, regardless of where they live.

  6. Henry Coe on November 13th, 2019 5:48 am

    Pensacola Beach is absolutely in Escambia County and that is why it is governed by the Santa Rosa Island Authority.

    It’s so clear to see. I don’t get how someone could think Pensacola Beach was in Santa Rosa County. It’s like just because the only road access to Pensacola Beach is through Santa Rosa County and that it is referred to as Santa Rosa Island and governed by the SRIA, clearly it couldn’t be more obvious that Pensacola Beach is in Escambia County.

    Geesh.

  7. Alan on November 12th, 2019 11:00 pm

    Going slightly off topic I find it hard to believe that someone believes that Pensacola Beach is in Santa Rosa County. Just shaken’ my head in amazement. No folks, it’s in Escambia County.

  8. SUNSHINE on November 12th, 2019 4:32 pm

    Maybe .. Just maybe some of you should read the Florida Sunshine law and a most other Florida laws. (if you don’t like the laws – move to another state OR vote)

    Also maybe familiarize yourselves with the laws regarding Law Enforcement in the Mannford (Oklahoma) area that these two men were from that have to do with protecting law enforcement identities.
    Maybe instead of spewing your misconceptions & vitriol (look it up) on here?

    Prayers for the families of these two men involved in this, this is devastating to those families in ways most of you will never have to endure.

  9. Concerned on November 12th, 2019 1:02 pm

    Wow everyone worried about his picture no one cares about the wife and children but one lady from that town way to represent the nirth end of our county .I feel bad for tge family and the whole town he was from tgey lost a leader. A husband and a father .

  10. Hmmm on November 12th, 2019 11:39 am

    @Georgette

    While there is some accuracy to some of what you said, there is one thing that was definitely inaccurate. That saying is “One bad apple ruins the whole bunch” and holds truth in a lot of situations.

  11. William Reynolds on November 12th, 2019 6:22 am

    “Isn’t Pensacola Beach in Santa Rosa County?”

    No.

  12. db on November 12th, 2019 5:43 am

    Isn’t Pensacola Beach in Santa Rosa County?

  13. Georgette M Harris on November 11th, 2019 10:10 pm

    Re; “Paul”, “Mess Up”, “Bob”, “John”, If either one of you were passionate enough to dedicate your life to trying to better your community and laying your life on the line every day not to mention the people that you come across while you’re doing your job that are not nice people that are evil people that will hunt you down because you’ve arrested them or arrested a family member.You wouldn’t want your face, name, baddress and information out there for the public to have access to either. I understand that there are bad law enforcement but it’s like the saying goes One Bad Apple doesn’t ruin the bunch. Until all the facts are known he deserves the benefit of doubt like every person that’s been arrested who is supposed to be presumed innocent until proven guilty. But it would not be fair for his family to have to suffer the consequences of his actions and not be protected because of something he did. It takes a brave person to wake up daily and wonder if this is the day that they get shot at. And if the only way they can provide security for themselves and their loved ones is by not having their information in the public records, then who are you to ask “Why”?

  14. Well on November 11th, 2019 9:04 pm

    @ Bob
    Do you have inside information. What in the Story says anything about guilty or HOMICIDAL. Simply says an altercation led to ….. A jury and evidence will decide guilty just like for anyone else.

    Of course we tend to prejudge everyone at times I suppose.

  15. Bob on November 11th, 2019 8:10 pm

    So it’s okay to blast an INNOCENT until proven guilty CITIZEN’s picture and name over the internet, essentially giving them an “identity life sentence” to the public. But a clearly guilty HOMICIDAL COP doesn’t get held to the same standard? Welcome to America.

  16. Mess up on November 11th, 2019 8:05 pm

    So can I ask what is so special about a cop doing worng and not putting his mug shot up now if it was some one else that mugshot would have went up real quick that’s not right

  17. Epstein on November 11th, 2019 8:03 pm

    alcohol was probably involved

  18. Esc co leo on November 11th, 2019 7:06 pm

    A lot of information for officers is protected. For example, you cannot go to the tag office and get my address. My info does not appear on the tax rolls. You cant search me in the voter registration.

    Officers are in a different situation than most people. Even if the officer is arrested, releasing some information could put their family at risk. Or other officers that might have been working undercover with them.

    There are time that officers are subjected to much higher scrutiny than the public. There are also times like these that they get extra protection from unique threats.

  19. fisherman on November 11th, 2019 6:27 pm

    @ paul
    The posting of lottery winners name is required. Posting lottery winners pictures are with the consent of the winner they have to sign a waiver to get the picture published.

  20. paul on November 11th, 2019 4:58 pm

    Yea protect the officers anonymity arrested for murder, but no problem publishing a lottery winners name and image thereby putting them at risk of robbery/death. Some laws suck and should be changed…this is two of them.

  21. Kimberly A Gordon on November 11th, 2019 4:48 pm

    RIP Lucky Prayers for his wife and children He will be missed very much in our small town He has done so much for our community it will be hard to fill his shoes. Prayers for officer Nealeys family also.

  22. John on November 11th, 2019 4:04 pm

    So let me get this right. If any law enforcement personnel get a DUI or busted for something else, their mugshot does not go in the paper like the rest of us?

  23. Teresa snyder on November 11th, 2019 1:50 pm

    Prayers for both office family , both very good office in mannford





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