Fallen police chief is remembered

Wednesday marks a solemn anniversary for a community in Powell County. Five years ago today, Clay City Police Chief Randy Lacy was shot and killed while on duty.

Lacy served 23 years in law enforcement, three of those as Clay City's police chief.

It was five years ago today that Lacy, the former Chief of Police was murdered.

"Time really flies but then you think back of how long it's been and it seems likes it been a long time since we had big Randy around," says his brother, Garland Lacy.

Family and friends met in the West bend Cemetery as they have on every June 13th for the past five years.

"God we just pray that you be with our family. We know that we have randy with us in our memories. We miss him greatly," adds Garland.

Garland and Chester Lacy, embraced each other as they honored their brother today.

Lacy was the Clay City police chief that proved to be too trustworthy after arresting James Barnett for driving under the influence.

"He cuffed him in the front, which most officers cuffed them in the back. He was known as a good ole boy and cuffed him in the front. It's a little more comfortable on the way to jail," says Chester Lacy, his brother.

It was while Randy searched Barnett's vehicle that he was able to get the pistol that fell onto the seat. When Lacy returned to the car, Barnett shot him in the back of the head.

No matter how many years pass by, Randy's brothers say that the pain never seems to fade.

"I've heard that statement all my life, that time heals all wounds. I don't believe it'll ever be healed as long as I live," says Chester.

Barnett is serving a life sentence for the murder of Randy Lacy.

Lacy's wife, Ruth organized a balloon release at the memorial ceremony today.


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