Thousands Remember Fallen Police Chief

STANTON, Ky. (AP) - The funeral for a small-town police chief
fatally shot in the line of duty attracted hundreds of
law-enforcement officers from every corner of Kentucky Sunday.
Squad cars from Paducah in the west to Pikeville in the east
lined the parking lot of Powell County High School, the site of a
memorial service for Randy Lacy - Clay City's chief and lone police
officer.
Two fire trucks with ladders hoisted a giant American flag
marking the entrance to the high school. Another American flag
hanging from a fire truck marked the way to the burial at West End
Cemetery in Clay City and a city squad car was parked across the
street decorated in flowers.
Lacy, 55, was shot point blank in the back of the head in his
squad car Wednesday while making a routine DUI arrest, authorities
said. The suspect, Jamie Barnett, 37, is being held without bond on
a murder charge.
Lacy's family members, many of whom are also active in law
enforcement, described him as a giving man who would respond to any
local emergency, no matter how small.
"My brother Randy was a police officer," said Garland Lacy, a
court bailiff and sheriff's department chaplain. "Today we
celebrate him as a fallen hero."

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Mary Location: C lay City on Jun 18, 2007 at 07:54 PM
    Randy We Know You Are In A Safe Place Now, Thanks For All The Love And Protection You Gave. Rest In Peace Now.
  • by Billy Location: clay city on Jun 18, 2007 at 01:43 PM
    our family was deeply sadden by this sensless act. our children loved CHEIF LACY,HE WAS A GREAT GUY JUST TO TALK WITH ,HANG OUT WITH ,AND AN HONOR TO KNOW . HIS FAMILY WILL BE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. MY YOUNGEST DAUGHTER HAD TO WRITE ABOUT HER HERO AND DRAW A PICTURE LAST YEAR IN SCHOOL , SHE DREW A PATROL CAR AND AN OFFICER AND SAID THAT IT WAS RANDY. THIS WAS A SEVEN YEAR OLD CHILD.THIS SHOULD TELL THE WORLD WHAT KIND OF IMPACT THIS MAN HAD ON THE PEOPLE THAT HE CAME INTO CONTACT WITH.WE WILL MISS HIM EVERYDAY.GOD BLESS HIS FAMILY
  • by Evelyn Location: Tateville, Ky on Jun 18, 2007 at 12:53 PM
    I send all my prayers and thoughts to the Lacy family. Not long ago our Sherriff was shot to death here in Pulaski county. I hope they give this man what he deserves for killing a laww officer that seemed so good
  • by Nora Location: Stanton, KY on Jun 18, 2007 at 10:45 AM
    I was on the exit while the funeral passed by and it was just so amazing how many people were there, police too. He was a good man, do anything for anybody. You never realize the effect of an officers death until it happens - so tradgeically. It hit the county hard as well as the state. See you at the gates, Randy.
  • by Montford & Vivian Powell Location: Winchester, KY on Jun 18, 2007 at 05:04 AM
    Ruthie and boys, we are heart broken over Randy. You know we all known each other for a long long time and he will never be forgotten. Mom and dad (Faye & Hobert Hurt) loved him dearly especially daddy. If there ever anything in this world that we can do, please don't hesitate to ask. This is from Mom (Faye Hurt), Ernie & Frankie Hurt, Bud & Patsey Powell.
  • by Guest Location: Staton on Jun 18, 2007 at 03:03 AM
    U will be missed randy lacey
  • by from the Wireman Famley Location: lexington ky on Jun 17, 2007 at 09:44 PM
    randyis my borthers and my first couisons and my moms neffew he was agood man and he will be relly misssed by alot of pepple and he touch a lot of hearts to......
  • by c. Location: irvine on Jun 17, 2007 at 09:06 PM
    my prayers go out to the family of randy lacy ,hold to the lord he will help you through all of this. god bless you.
  • by christy mathews Location: stanton ky on Jun 17, 2007 at 09:00 PM
    we will miss you "Big Randy"
  • by pamela stafford on Jun 17, 2007 at 08:35 PM
    sorry to hear about the lose of your police or chief my though and prays are with you all.my god bless you all..
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