Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Fletcher Directs Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Clay City Police Officer

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, June 13, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has directed that flags at all state office buildings remain at half-staff in honor of Clay City Chief of Police Randy Lacy.
According to the Kentucky State Police, Chief Lacy, 55, was shot and killed earlier today while on duty.

“Glenna and I send our thoughts and prayers for the grieving family and stunned community now bereft of the brave service of Chief Lacy,” said Governor Fletcher. “Our prayers of thanksgiving and for protection also go out for all the courageous men and women who put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities and their citizens safe.”

Flags are currently at half-staff in honor of Pfc. Timothy R. Vimoto, of Fort Campbell, who died June 5 in Korengal Valley, Afghanistan.

Flags will remain at half-staff throughout the state until sunset on the day of Chief Lacy’s funeral.  Arrangements have not yet been determined.