Patrolman Charles Lucy

Patrolman Charles Lucy

Beacon Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, August 15, 1922

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Charles Lucy

Patrolman Charles Lucy was shot and killed while he and another officer attempted to serve a mental warrant on a man at a home on North Street.

As Patrolman Lucy reached the top of the stairs the man appeared and fired two rounds from a shotgun and Patrolman Lucy's face, killing him. Patrolman Lucy's partner, who was standing behind him, caught him with one hand and returned fire with the other hand.

The suspect fled into a room and was later shot and killed by other officers.

Patrolman Lucy was survived by his wife and three sons.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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I am a great granddaughter of Officer Charles Lucy. My family and I were in Beacon this week..we stopped at the Police Station and were greeted with respect by two members (unfortunately, I did not get their names) who showed us the memorial picture and news article on my great grandfather...and helped us locate the Cemetery where he is buried with my great grandmother.
I cannot thank them both enough for making us feel welcome.
Next year will be the 100th Anniversary of his death..some of our family members are hoping to come up to honor him...
Beacon Police Dept....Thank you again for making us feel welcome..

Great Granddaughter

June 26, 2021

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