27 years ago today, October 27, 1993, we lost one of our own. Arapahoe County Sheriff's Investigator Roland Lackey died in the line of duty after suffering a massive fatal heart attack following an intense search for a missing 5-year-old child.
In 1993, just before his death, Investigator Lackey was assigned to the Lori Ann Lowe murder case, one of the most violent crimes of Denver's legendary "summer of violence." The case received national attention. Lackey vowed to her family that he would solve the case if it were the last thing he ever did. He did, and it nearly was. A few months later, Lackey suffered a fatal heart attack in the investigations office at our old headquarters on Littleton Blvd. Several fellow investigators came to his aid and attempted CPR, but to no avail.
Roland Lackey, you will forever be in our hearts.
End of Watch: October 27, 1993