ACSO smart to utilize available help

Published 12:12 am Friday, November 30, 2007

No smart cop goes into a potentially dangerous situation without backup.

Smart officers know they can’t do it alone, and their codes and policies forbid trying.

So it’s easy to see why the Adams County Sheriff’s Office called for help recently to solve a recent murder.

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This time, the backup is the nationally known television program “America’s Most Wanted.”

ACSO’s Maj. Jody Waldrop contacted the show seeking to add Tyrone Lacaze to their databases.

And though getting Lacaze’s case on TV isn’t necessary following his Thursday arrest, he was already featured on the “America’s Most Wanted” Web site.

Click on “fugitives” on the left hand side, then search by last name, and you will find the Lacaze file.

He is suspected of killing a Natchez man in October by shooting him more than 20 times. He is also wanted for murders in Houston, Texas.

“America’s Most Wanted” reports 8 million Web site viewers monthly. And that’s what we call backup.

Millions of eyes could have potentially viewed Lacaze’s photo and story, and offered a helpful tip leading to arrest. We are happy this possibly dangerous man is off the streets today.

The ACSO played it smart, and we are glad to see them fully using the nation’s resources.