Lacy Miller was a 20 year old sophomore at the University of Northern Colorado who was studying to be an elementary teacher. She lived at home with her mother and stepfather in Fort Collins, Colorado, which is where she grew up.
Lacy was on track in her life. She had many friends, she went to church, was creative, musical, studiousand worked at a local restaurant to help pay for her expenses. Lacy dropped a girlfriend off at 1:30 a.m. Jan. 18th only 3 miles from her parent's home. Her car was found two houses away the next morning. She had locked it and taken her things. There was no sign of her at all. One week later, her body was found in the foothills. She had been pulled over with police lights by an imposter who then proceeded to drug her, torture her, sexually assault her and hit her in the back of the head 8-12 times. He set her body on fireand buried her. He plead guilty and received life without the possibility of parole.
Currently, there are no laws in Colorado that make having police lights and police paraphernalia illegal. Two weeks prior to her death, this same man was found lurking around a local motel. In his vehicle, sheriff deputies found: guns, badges, uniforms and his explorer was equipped with police lights. If there had been a law in place, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that my daughter would be alive today. At 2 O'clock in the morning, my daughter would not have stopped without police lights. She would have pulled into the garage and been safe. For further information about the details of this case, please refer to www.coloradoan.com. There is currently a grassroots effort in place to make it illegal to possess police lights and other items in civilian vehicles. If you would like to sign a petition, circulate one or send your thoughts please write to Lacyjo16@aol.com.
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Visit the Lacy Joe Foundation at www.2hearts4lacy.org.