02/25/2011

Report details St. Petersburg officers' heroics in death of two cops

State Attorney's Office says the shooting of Hydra Lacy Jr. was justified and praises the efforts to save three wounded officers

By Curtis Krueger, Stephen Nohlgren, Kris Hundley
St. Petersburg Times

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The basic facts of Jan. 24 are seared into the community's soul.

A St. Petersburg police officer killed in a shoot-out with a wanted man hiding in an attic. Another killed trying to rescue the first. A wounded deputy marshal who survived the siege that ended with the death of Hydra Lacy Jr. and the razing of the bright orange house where it all happened.

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