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Officer Charles Lacey | Cynthiana Police Department, Kentucky Cynthiana Police Department, Kentucky


Charles Lacey

Cynthiana Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Sunday, December 27, 1896

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/24/1896

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Arrested

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Officer Charles Lacey succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained on Christmas Eve while attempting to arrest a drunk subject.

The man was able to break away from ran down an alley. As Officer Lacey chased him the man turned and shot him in the leg. Despite the wound, Officer Lacey was able to catch him and struck him with his club. During the ensuing struggle the subject shot Officer Lacey in the abdomen. The man then fled as Officer Lacey fired at him.

Officer Lacey succumbed to his wounds three days later.

The subject who shot him was arrested and faced charges for murdering Officer Lacey.

Officer Lacey was also a member of the Cynthiana Volunteer Fire Department and the Kentucky State Guard.

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Officer Lacey,
Sir, it has taken almost 118 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cynthiana.


United States Border Patrol
September 13, 2014


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