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Patrolman William M. Lacey | San Antonio Police Department, Texas San Antonio Police Department, Texas

Patrolman

William M. Lacey

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, November 29, 1900

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 2 days

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/29/1900

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Not available

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Patrolman Lacey was shot and killed accidentally by a man he was protecting during a labor dispute. Patrolman Lacey was assigned to protect non-union workers during strikes. He was escorting one of the workers on a repair job when the man was attacked. Patrolman Lacy came to the man's aid but was shot by the suspect who began firing at his attacker.
Patrolman Lacy had only been with the agency for two days and was survived by his wife and four children.

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Officer Lacey's case has fascinated me since I was a police applicant. I recently did an indepth study of the circumstances surrounding his death and wrote it up here.

Sgt. Joe McKinney #3227
San Antonio Police Department
October 4, 2013

 

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