Town Marshal
William A. Lacey
Eaton Town Marshal's Office
Tuesday, April 6, 1915

Age: 51
Served: 1 month
Badge #:
Not Included
Not Included

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Heart attack
Date/Time of Incident:
Tuesday, April 6, 1915

Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Harris Street near County Road 200 East, Eaton
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
No charges filed
Burial Place:
Union Cemetery, Eaton

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   Town Marshal William Lacey suffered a fatal heart attack while assisting to arrest a subject for intoxication.

   As a deputy marshal was engaged in a struggle to arrest a man, Marshal Lacey came to assist him. The struggle continued and blows were exchanged with one striking Marshal Lacey directly over the heart.

   The officers were able to subdue the 19-year-old man and take him to the town jail. About 30 minutes later, Marshal Lacey complained of being exhausted, began walking to his residence and about three or blocks from his home, he collapsed and died.

   Town Marshal Lacey was survived by his wife, son, two daughters, three brothers and sister.

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This officer, discovered in 2023, has not been submitted for consideration as an eligible line of duty death to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund by the Eaton Town Marshal's Office.

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