Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Charles B. Lacey

Travis County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, November 5, 1982

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Charles B. Lacey

I patrolled with Chuck, as we knew him. We were on the same shift for two years. The date of his shooting will live with me forever, as my daughter was born the night he was shot. I think of him often. It was my most singular honor to see to it that his name appears on a wall of remembrance at the Riverbend Church Remembrance Garden in Austin, TX. I miss you, my brother. You are never forgotten.

C. Michael Tucker

September 24, 2020

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 19, 2014

Hero's may fall but are NEVER forgotten. Thank you for your service and RIP Sir.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

January 31, 2012

Chuck, I did not know you long, but I considered you my brother. I think of you often, you are not forgotten. It seems that it is always the best are taken from us. Thank you for your service, but most of all, thank you for your friendship.

Bob Strobo
TCSO

November 13, 2011

Being a former Marine, Vietnam Vet and a career Police Officer
I feel deep sympathy for the family and friends of Charles. He is one of many VN Vets who returned to take up a life of service in Law Enforcement only to lose that life needlessly.
You now rest in Valhalla my brother.

Ken Hancock
Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD (ret)

February 22, 2011

Being a former Marine, Vietnam Vet and a career Police Officer
I feel deep sympathy for the family and friends of Charles. He is one of many VN Vets who returned to take up a life of service in Law Enforcement only to lose that life needlessly.
You now rest in Valhalla my brother.

Ken Hancock
Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD (ret)

February 22, 2011

I was Chuck's lieutenant for about a year before I moved on to the DA's office. Chuck was one of the best officers I ever supervised. Today I learned his killer may again face the justice he escaped many years ago.

Bill Hart
Retired

November 17, 2009

I had known Chuck for several years, having had coffee with him on more occasions than I can count. A good man who will be forever remembered and a brother in arms. My eternal best wishes and thoughts to his family

Chief of Police

March 7, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 5, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 1, 2007

Deputy Lacey your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Care now. May you rest in peace brother....God Bless !!

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tenenssee

March 22, 2006

Rest in Peace Brother...you will not be forgotten


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