Jailer William J. Lucas

Jailer William J. Lucas

Daviess County Detention Center, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, July 13, 1884

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William J. Lucas

Jailer Lucas was shot and killed while attempting to protect to the jail from a mob of over 200 citizens who were trying to remove an inmate to hang him. As some of the residents began to assault Jailer Lucas he opened fire with his revolver, killing two citizens. Other citizens in the mob opened fire on Jailer Lucas, killing him, before removing the prisoner and killing him as well.

Jailer Lucas was survived by his wife.


  • Age 49
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Two shot and killed

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and twenty-sixth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 13, 2010

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