Incident DetailsCause of Death:
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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