Serving with the OPP
Sunday July 16, 1972
Age: 41 / 5 Children
Constable Lackey and Constable Nelson LeBrun were returning from West Bay Indian Reserve after quieting a domestic dispute. While traveling on Highway 540 an oncoming vehicle struck them head on. LeBrun used a shovel from the cruiser trunk as a crutch to walk to the nearest telephone. Constable Lackey and the driver of the other vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene.
Evidence supported the fact that the driver of the other vehicle was impaired at the time of the accident.