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Police Officer William C. Lucas, Sr. | Harrison Township Police Department, Pennsylvania Harrison Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

William C. Lucas, Sr.

Harrison Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Sunday, December 23, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/21/1917

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Died in prison

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Officer Lucas and Chief Harry Meyer both died of gunshot wounds sustained on December 21, 1923. The two officers had gone to a man's home at the man's request to arrest the man's drunk son. The son opened fire on them with a shotgun as they entered the yard, mortally wounding both. Officer Lucas died two days later and Chief Meyer died two weeks later.

The suspect was arrested and died of a cerebral hemorrhage in prison October 11, 1951.

Officer Lucas was survived by his wife and three children.

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End of Watch: Sunday, January 6, 1918
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