Police Officer William C. Lucas, Sr.

Police Officer William C. Lucas, Sr.

Harrison Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, December 23, 1917

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William C. Lucas, Sr.

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 93 Walnut Street 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 on October 11, 1951.

Officer Lucas was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 53
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, December 21, 1917
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Died in prison

ambush, disturbance

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