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Police chief honored 5 years after death

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CLAY CITY, KY (WAVE) – Family and friends honored an eastern Kentucky police chief who was shot to death five years ago in the line of duty.

Clay City Police Chief Randy Lacy was shot in the head in his cruiser while taking a suspect to jail.

A small ceremony of close friends and family gathered Wednesday to share memories and talk about what they miss most about Lacy.

Randy's brother, Chester Lacy, said, "I can't believe it's been five years, but it has. No this is a hard day on all of us. Ruthie his wife decided last night we better have another one."

The suspect, Jamie Barnett, took a plea deal. He is serving a life sentence at the prison in LaGrange.

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