Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Joseph Lacey

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, December 30, 1956

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Reflections for Sergeant Joseph Lacey

While cleaning out my grandparent house I came across a picture and article about Joe Lacy. The story my Aunt told me was that my dad found the gun that was used, and flew to SF to testify.
I was just curious as to what happened and what part my dad played in the trial.

Carrie M Pinkham-Johnson
Daughter to witness Clifford Ray Pinkham

January 20, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 30, 2017

My father Ignatius Lynch was friends with Joe and Joe lived with my parents in their home in San Francisco at the time of his demise. I offer what my father told me as I think it helps to historically put this senseless death in 1957 in a narrative which reflects the struggle policeman have protecting and serving in these days 2016 of so much scrutiny of police in general. Story goes he walked into the bar in the Tenderloin well known and frequented by many policemen and local SF folks. He was at bar and someone said as the robbers entered " Don't go for your gun Joe!" which alerted them to his status and they shot him. My father was bitter that they did not keep their mouths shut and it would have turned out differently.

P Lynch Retired

April 17, 2016

Sgt Joe Lacey was my Uncle. He was well loved by sibilings: Jim, Anna Mae, Walt (my father), Owen, and Jack. They are all united now and having a cheer!
There were many great stories about my Uncle Joe. It was my loss to not know him in person.
He loved THE City, children, his family, and life!
God Bless you Uncle Joe!

Marianne Lacey Doyle
Niece

December 17, 2013

Joe Lacey was my godfather. I was so young when he was killed that I never got a chance to know him. I was born July, 1954 and I'm a Lacey too...

RIP Joe.

Sally Lacey Archambault
GodDaughter

November 25, 2013

RIP Sir.

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

January 31, 2012

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Lacey. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 22, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 53rd 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

How very tragic that your family endured two line of duty deaths. I hope to meet your some of your family at a NORCAL COPS function.

Rest In Peace

Anonymous

December 30, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHSSTER, NH

December 29, 2007

SGT LACEY, MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. A HERO FOR SURE. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

August 7, 2007

Sgt. Lacey,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of San Francisco.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous

December 30, 2006

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