Memorial For Slain Police Chief

CLAY CITY, Ky. (AP) - A permanent display was set up Tuesday to
honor a small town police chief killed in the line of duty.

About 100 people gathered for the memorial ceremony for Clay City Police Chief Randy Lacy, who was shot to death while taking a suspect to jail on June 13.

Lacy's badge from when he was a deputy jailer was placed on permanent display near the jail's entrance. Taps were sounded and
there was a 21-gun salute.

Lacy's brother, Powell County Jailer Chester Lacy, said his brother served as deputy jailer from 1997 to 2001.

Powell County resident James Barnett has been indicted on charges of capital murder, escape and theft in Lacy's death. He has pleaded not guilty.


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  • by Brandi Campbell Location: Stanton on Jul 11, 2007 at 11:17 AM
    To Anon - if memory serves we DO have memorials for the fallen officers Sheriff Steve Bennett and deputy Arthur Briscoe right by the courthouse... get your facts straight..
  • by Anonymous on Jul 11, 2007 at 07:55 AM
    To vicki and Brandi... I did have the opportunity to meet Randy. I meet him in a store and spoke to him but he wouldn't speak back to me, maybe cause I was a stranger to him. But, that isn't why I said what I did, I am just wondering why you all weren't doing the memorial or didn't do memorial for the sheriff and deputy that was killed before him! They were good men, good citizens, and good cops as WELL! So get over it and get on with it. And yes Brandi I could have gotten a LOT RUDER and stated in here what he was doing when I met him in that store!
  • by Debby Location: Stanton on Jul 11, 2007 at 06:49 AM
    I don't think Randy will ever be forgotten.It's hard to forget a good man like him.But i don't think he should die in vain.Let's do what Randy would have wanted.Get the drugs and drunks off the the street.It's sad when i go to visit my mother,and can look across the road at 3 drug dealers houses.and theres nothing we can do about it.It's time to clean up the drugs in Powell County.
  • by Brandi Campbell Location: Stanton on Jul 11, 2007 at 06:13 AM
    We will ALWAYS mourn all of the officers that were slain in Powell county... Randy Lacy was one of the nicest people that I have ever met. He was a close friend of our family, and to say "enough is enough" just shows lack of character on your part. Just because you don't know someone doesn't mean that they didn't mean something to someone else.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 10, 2007 at 09:17 AM
    I can't beleive anyone could be so cold hearted! Randy did not die in vain, and we will never forget him or the many others who have lost their lives protecting pieces of crap like noone!!! My family has been through more than you can imagine. And i hope that noone ever experiences somthing this tragic.
  • by Vicki Location: Mt Sterling on Jul 10, 2007 at 09:11 AM
    To noone: If you had known Randy and all the good things he had done for anyone and everyone he ever came in contact with you would understand why the people of Powell County & everyone who ever came in contact with him will honor him forever and continue to gather to remember him.
  • by Brandi Campbell Location: Stanton on Jul 10, 2007 at 06:09 AM
    To Noone - how rude can you get?
  • by noone Location: somewhere on Jul 10, 2007 at 04:59 AM
    ok... enough is enough... what makes him different from the other cops that were killed in clay city... were they immortalized or is this one just plain forgotten!

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