Lieutenant Vincent Lucarini

Lieutenant Vincent Lucarini

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, August 10, 1921

Vincent Lucarini

Lieutenant Lucarini was shot and killed while pursuing suspect who had shot and killed Patrolman Polk Caraway just minutes earlier.

At approximately 9:45 am four men attempting to rob the payroll car of the Ford Motor Company on Union Street. The suspect opened fire as the payroll was being brought into a building. Patrolman Caraway was instantly killed. His partner was wounded. A Ford Motor Company guard was also killed.

Lieutenant Lucarini was at Police Headquarters when the alarm was sounded. He flagged down a car driven by a civilian and, along with two other officers, pursued the suspects. As the car neared the town of Collierville, they were met with a hail of gunfire by a posse who thought they were the suspects. Lieutenant Lucarini was struck and killed by one shot.

Later that night three suspect were arrested. Three days later the fourth suspect was arrested. All four suspects were convicted of murder and attempted robbery.

Bio

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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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Lt. Lucarini,
On today, the 96th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officer who was also killed in that incident for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Memphis.

R.I.P.
USBP

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United States Border Patrol

August 10, 2017

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