Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Clay City Police Chief Killed In The Line Of Duty
Date of News Release 06/13/07
(Morehead, KY) - Kentucky State Police at Morehead are investigating the shooting death of Clay City Police Chief Randy Lacy. Chief Lacy had responded to complaint of an intoxicated driver in the Clay City Bottoms area of Powell County. Chief Lacy located and arrested Jamie Barnett, 37 of Clay City and was transporting him to the Powell County Detention Center when Lacy received a fatal gunshot wound. Barnett was apprehended a short distance from Chief Lacy's Police Vehicle by Powell County Sheriff's Dept, Stanton Police Dept, And Kentucky State Police.
Barnett is lodged the Montgomery County Detention Center charged with Murder for allegedly committing the offense.