Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Investigator Roland Oliver Lackey

Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Wednesday, October 27, 1993

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Reflections for Investigator Roland Oliver Lackey

Dad, we did it. I just passed the sergeants test and assessment. I remember you were studying hard for sergeant just before you left us. Two more people that remember you and respected you were there today. Thank you for everything.

Ofc. Matthew Lackey
Morrison Police Department

March 12, 2021

Dad, I’m mounting a comeback. I spent 5 very long years in my own personal hell. Law Enforcement is not what it was when you dominated the profession. You’d still tell me not to pursue a career here. It’s in our blood and I can’t give up. Continue to shine your light and be my Guardian Angel.

Officer Matthew Lackey

October 11, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Lackey.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 12, 2019

Gone but not forgotten.
Thank you for your service

Crimianl Investigator, B. Isaacson
Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office

May 9, 2017

I have had the pleasure of being friends with your son, Matt, for 13 years now. He is a great man and know that he carries your torch. Thank you for your service.

Officer D. Clark
Friend of your son Department of Veterans Affairs Police

May 19, 2016

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

February 21, 2016

You are not forgotten my friend.

Stanleigh Chism

October 28, 2015

Where once the scar left by death was a painful reminder of lost love, that same love will someday claim the power to transform that scar into a permanent remembrance of joy.
Forever missed but not forgotten on this the 22nd Anniversary of our loss, however you remain a strong presence in our day to day lives and for that we are grateful.

Wife & Life Partner

October 27, 2015

They say there is a reason
They say that time will heal
But neither time nor reason
Will change the way we feel
For no one knows the heartache
That lies behind our smiles
No one knows how many times
We have broken down and cried
We want to tell you something
So there won't be any doubt
You're so wonderful to think of
But so hard to be without

Where there is deep grief, there was great love
Forever holding onto the memory of you

Wife & Partner

October 27, 2014


I had the pleasure of meeting your son, Matt, at police week in Washington, DC. You & your wife raised a fine young man.

Frank McCarthy

Special Agent
Office of the Inspector General

May 14, 2014

"One must never lose time in vainly regretting the past or in the complaining against the changes which cause us discomfort, for change is the essence of Life." -Anatole France
Your love continues to grow within my heart even after all these years...thank you


October 27, 2013

Father it's me your youngest, and I just wanted to stop by and let you know I was thinking of you today..again i think of you and it helps me to march forward. Sometimes it gets easy when your in my thoughts, and sometimes I hate that your gone because you had so much more living to do, loving, caring, and family to enjoy. I miss you like it was just yesterday, and that lady came to me and said your friends were here to take me home, and that i needed to be strong because i was your youngest, and they told me it would be ok. Well, its not ok, i cant always be strong like you were but im trying. I love you Dad!

Thayne Lackey

August 7, 2013

My dad wrote and recorded this poem 30 years ago this week, after a treacherous night stranded on the job away from his family. Take a listen to it, I did the editing and video. If the link ever breaks, just search for his name on YouTube. Merry Christmas!

Officer Matt Lackey
Denver Police Department

December 21, 2012

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 17, 2012

Nineteen years ago your life ended here on earth with those you loved and who loved you in return. The love you gave to us continues in our everyday lives however and always will. Your example to live life One Day At A Time has proven significant to help carry each of us on the path forward in our lives.
Forever missed always remembered.

Robin (Wife)

October 27, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Lackey. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 24, 2012

i miss you so much, take care of your mom and dad and all the irelands for me aunt kathy xo

k brown

January 9, 2012

Like A Comet
Blazing 'Cross The Evening Sky
Gone Too Soon

Like A Rainbow
Fading In The Twinkling Of An Eye
Gone Too Soon

Shiny And Sparkly
And Splendidly Bright
Here One Day
Gone One Night

Like The Loss Of Sunlight
On A Cloudy Afternoon
Gone Too Soon

Like A Castle
Built Upon A Sandy Beach
Gone Too Soon

Like A Perfect Flower
That Is Just Beyond Your Reach
Gone Too Soon

Born To Amuse, To Inspire, To Delight
Here One Day
Gone One Night

Like A Sunset
Dying With The Rising Of The Moon
Gone Too Soon

Gone Too Soon

Robin Lackey

January 8, 2012

Hard to imagine yesterday was your 65th Birthday! Happy Birthday and certain retirement dad!

The below link is of a poem you wrote about the blizzard of 1982 and your inability to make it home on Christmas Eve. It's great to hear your voice...

Officer Matt Lackey
Denver Police Department

January 7, 2012

On this date, it is clear to me; I've spent half of my life with my father, and another half remembering him.


Officer Matt Lackey
Denver Police Department

July 11, 2011

As the holidays approach I just wanted to leave a note of thanks for all that you were in our lives. The happy memories we all shared still reflects in our day to day living. Your wonderful sense of humor passed down to your children makes life a bit more bearable. Roland you taught them well to appreciate a healthy dose of humor to help with difficulties in the uncertain road of Life. You would be proud. Still Missed and Always Loved, Your Family

Robin Lackey

December 19, 2010

Thank you sir for your service. You are greatly missed. Rest in Peace.

Explorer Tim Knox
Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

August 6, 2010

Thank you for your service, Deputy Lackey.


August 4, 2010

Deputy Lackey - Thanks for your service to both the people of Arapahoe County and the State of Colorado. I stood in the State Assembly chambers, last Friday, when your name was read off during a resolution regarding the upcoming Peace Officer's memorial week. You are not forgotten.

May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

April 26, 2010

16 years gone, but not forgotten.

Officer Matt Lackey
Denver Police Department

October 27, 2009

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