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Patrolman Charles Lucy

Beacon Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, August 15, 1922

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Reflections for Patrolman Charles Lucy

The family of Charles J Lucy (grand, great, great great and great great great grandchildren) will be gathering in Beacon, NY the weekend of 8/13/22 to memorialize the 100 year anniversary of my great grandfather's LOD. After visiting Beacon and various sites including the police station on Saturday, we will visit cemetery, attend mass scheduled for noon at St Joachim's church and then go to lunch on 8/14/22 (8/15 is a holy day and no masses were available).

All are welcome to join us as we would love the opportunity to meet any "lost" family.

Judy G
Great Granddaughter

May 13, 2022

Rest in peace Patrolman Lucy.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 10, 2022

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

Rest in peace knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 15, 2020

May his sacrifice never be forgotten and his soul rest in eternal peace.

Officer Christopher Spylios
City of Kingston Police Department

May 15, 2019

RIP, may his soul rest in Heaven.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop D

January 30, 2018

He was my grandfather. His story helped make us who we are. Our grandmother never complained -- she just spoke of him in quiet tones of one who was missed until her death in 1965.

Officer Lucy is memorialized in the memorial bricks at the Police Academy at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Florida.

Don Lucy

April 25, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 91rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 21, 2013

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

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

January 27, 2013

I am, according to my grandmother, the great grand nephew of Charles Lucy. Families lost contact over many decades, however my father, now 69, is very interested in meeting some of the many relatives that have only been know through stories. Both my father ( retired New York State Police) an I (US Marshals) have spent our entire careers in law enforcement. Seems like a family trait.

While we remember here's, such as Charles Lucy this week, I was hoping that we could also bring together a long separated family. If you are one of the posters (J. Glynn or Don Lucy) please feel free to contact me at [email protected] Thank you and god bless "Uncle" Charles" and the rest of the law enforcement heros!!!!

Senior Inspector
U.S. marshals

May 12, 2012

I am one of his grandsons. Each Memorial Day in the 1950s, my father would pack us kids and my grandmother into the car and drive to Beacon for a memorial service. We met the folks who knew them back in the 20s. We always drove past the house where the shooting happened. And then we left.

In the last 1960s I wanted to learn more, so I drove there for a weekend. I spoke to police officers and "old" folks who were there at the time. I wanted to know what the town was like back then. I learned of the shootout that killed the shooter. Someone told me that the fireman who made the shot was still in town. I asked quietly, but I understood that he didn't want to talk about it.

Oddly, August 15th was his day off. He was covering for a friend. Also oddly, in the mail that day was the letter promoting him to sergeant and appointing him an instructor at the police academy.

Officer Lucy was one of several officers who lobbied the representatives in Albany to provide compensation for officers slain on duty. That law passed, but since it was after he died, my grandmother received $8 per week from New York from August 1922 until her death in December 1965.

(Before I left to go to Vietnam, she asked me for a favor. This lady never asked anyone for anything. I agreed. She made me promise not to become a police officer. I don't know if she knew I had talked to a local Chief of Police before joining the army, but that career was gone right then and there.)

When I am in town and stopped next to an officer's car, I usually lower my driver's window. The officer responds. I just say "Thank you for taking care of us." The officers smile, and we drive away.

Don Lucy

March 29, 2012

I am the great granddaughter of Charles Lucy. While trying to find a particular piece of information I came across this site. I am touched people took the time to remember him.

J. Glynn
Great Granddaughter

March 16, 2012

Never Forgotten, keep us safe from above


April 1, 2011

I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Lucy and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

August 10, 2009

Unfortunately, not much has changed in eighty-five years. Your service was and is still appreciated by many. It's good to know the officers of today have you and others like you watching-out for them on their streets, while you walk your beat in Heaven. Continued blessed rest to you, and thank you.

Det. Thomas Bain (Ret)
East Orange, NJ Police Department

December 16, 2007

As you now know, Jesus Loves You, so do we!

Ret Officer RB Wade
Richmond, Va Police

November 2, 2003

Your death was not in vain. You will always be remembered for your service. Rest in peace, Sir.

Captain Robert W. Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion County, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

September 25, 2003

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