Clay City Names New Police Chief

As Clay City continues to mourn the death of Police Chief Randy Lacy, officials are wanting to make sure the town moves forward.

They appointed Shannon Taylor as chief, who was actually hired in a support role before the shooting.

Monday was his first day as chief.

He isn't the first person to suddenly have to fill some very big shoes, but just knowing that doesn't make the transition any easier.

"No, I've got my job cut out for me, picking up where he left off," said Taylor. "That's for sure. I've got a job to do. I mean you just gotta depend on the Lord."

Lacy had hired Taylor about three weeks ago, but the new officer never even got to do a ride along with the man he admired so much, a man he now hopes to emulate.

Taylor says he also wants to continues Lacy's hard work in the battle against drugs.


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  • by Anonymous Location: Montgomery County on Jun 18, 2007 at 08:18 PM
    Hello i would like to tell people of Clay City that there new police Chief is a very understanding man and he knows his job really well. He does know alot about drugs and will try everything in his will power to help the people get drugs off the street. Drugs need to be gotten off the street because to many people are turning to them. I stand beside of Shannon as I know what kind of officer he is and will take pride in his job and position. Trust in him because he stands by his word when he says that they will get help.
  • by mary Location: clay city on Jun 18, 2007 at 06:40 PM
    Wonderful Person,And Sadly Missed
  • by a Location: clay city on Jun 18, 2007 at 06:39 PM
    I just wanted you to know that my prayers our with you with the new job you have, we need more cops in clay city to deal with the drugs
  • by A.R. Location: Richmond on Jun 18, 2007 at 04:37 PM
    Chief Taylor after seeing him on the news he is going to do fine. I didnt know Chief Lacy, but he looked like a good man.My prays will be with Clay City.
  • by Dave Location: Clay City on Jun 18, 2007 at 03:47 PM
    Best wishes Chief Taylor!

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