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- Aug. 10, 1921 -
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Memphis Police Dept. Patch
Resided: TN, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Aug. 10, 1921
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male
Agency
Dept: Memphis Police Dept. - TN
201 Poplar Ave  
Memphis, TN   38103   USA
(901)636-3700
County: Shelby
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Lieutenant
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: TN   USA   Wed. Aug. 10, 1921
Summary: Lieutenant Lucarini was shot and killed while pursuing suspect who had shot and killed Patrolman Polk Caraway just minutes earlier.

At approximately 9:45 am four men attempting to rob the payroll car of the Ford Motor Company on Union Street. The suspect opened fire as the payroll was being brought into a building. Patrolman Caraway was instantly killed. His partner was wounded. A Ford Motor Company guard was also killed.

Lieutenant Lucarini was at Police Headquarters when the alarm was sounded. He flagged down a car driven by a civilian and, along with two other officers, pursued the suspects. As the car neared the town of Collierville, they were met with a hail of gunfire by a posse who thought they were the suspects. Lieutenant Lucarini was struck and killed by one shot.

Later that night three suspect were arrested. Three days later the fourth suspect was arrested. All four suspects were convicted of murder and attempted robbery.p

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