BGPD Disgraces It's self !!!

BGPD Disgraces It's self !!!

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#1 Jan 27, 2012
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I was honored to be a pallbearer for Fred Lancaster this past Tuesday at 1 p.m.

Fred was 71 years old and was a 23-year veteran of the Bowling Green Police Department. I noticed that at the funeral there were not any representatives from the BGPD present.
Look for Parade magazine inside this Sunday's Bowling Green Daily News

Fred’s widow, Rita Lancaster, brought it to my attention that Bowling Green’s current police chief, Doug Hawkins, didn’t get along with detective Sgt. Lancaster. We all know that they were all aware of Fred’s death. Fred deserved a proper police burial.

I think that it is despicable that Chief Hawkins allowed Fred Lancaster to be buried without expressing any kind of condolences, sending flowers, or at least sending uniformed officers to present Mrs. Lancaster with the American flag that draped her husband’s casket.

I feel like Chief Hawkins not only did a disservice to Fred’s loved ones, but also shamed the entire Bowling Green Police Department.

Shame on you Chief Hawkins.

Glen Violi

Bowling Green
Dude

Somerset, KY

#2 Jan 27, 2012
No big deal

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#3 Jan 27, 2012
My name is Brad Lancaster,

My father died this Past Friday Morning @ 2:01 AM. My father earned more awards and City commendations then I believe any officer living or deceased. He served the Bowling Green Community with Integrity,Honor and distinction during his 23 years on the force. He was and always will be a hero not only to myself but to this community as a whole . As I observed no BGPD presence, presenting of the Flag to my mother I was appalled because I have attended funeral processions. with police cruisers at every intersection. the was done in the spirit of duty and respect for any fallen comrade either in the line of duty or retired either way this brave man and his family deserved more
P

North Ridgeville, OH

#4 Jan 27, 2012
I agree, they should be ashamed of themselves.

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#5 Jan 27, 2012
Dude wrote:
No big deal
I bet it would be a big deal if your father served his country and community only to be neglected and give the utmost lack of respect

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#6 Jan 27, 2012
P wrote:
I agree, they should be ashamed of themselves.
Thank You
dmp

Clarkson, KY

#7 Jan 27, 2012
This appears to be an embarrassment to the BGPD?? Is there more to this story? Very sad for this family. Whatever the case, I think a comment of some sort from the chief is warranted..

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#8 Jan 27, 2012
dmp wrote:
This appears to be an embarrassment to the BGPD?? Is there more to this story? Very sad for this family. Whatever the case, I think a comment of some sort from the chief is warranted..
I could agree more at the very least a public apology in yhe paper would be if not appropriate at least it might be barely adequate
Brad Lancaster
hello

Bowling Green, KY

#9 Jan 28, 2012
I agree 100% the BGPD has disgraced itself. Chief Hawkins make this write or the public will rise up and protest and the mayor will have no choice but to make you resign...
old friend

United States

#10 Jan 28, 2012
I had the pleasure of meeting Fred about 5 years ago and was saddened to hear of his passing. My condolences go out to his family in this time of mourning.
Jimmy Hendrix

United States

#11 Jan 28, 2012
I bet they would've attende the dragging dog's funeral, if he would've died.....
bgky

Canton, OH

#12 Jan 28, 2012
My uncle retired from there many years ago and died a few years ago. The family requested the honor guard for flag presentation and had no problems. Who did you talk to and why did they turn you down? You sound like you just don't like the police.
Topicreader

Canton, OH

#13 Jan 28, 2012
Bradlan7041 wrote:
My name is Brad Lancaster,
My father died this Past Friday Morning @ 2:01 AM. My father earned more awards and City commendations then I believe any officer living or deceased. He served the Bowling Green Community with Integrity,Honor and distinction during his 23 years on the force. He was and always will be a hero not only to myself but to this community as a whole . As I observed no BGPD presence, presenting of the Flag to my mother I was appalled because I have attended funeral processions. with police cruisers at every intersection. the was done in the spirit of duty and respect for any fallen comrade either in the line of duty or retired either way this brave man and his family deserved more
I looked you up there Mr. Lancaster and you should be ashamed to even show your name (and your record) for that matter in public. Just how many times have you been in the Warren County Jail? I found this to be your latest booking photo

http://205.204.194.190/ois/det ails.aspx?id=130644

You just hate the police, don't you?
Topicreader

Canton, OH

#14 Jan 28, 2012
Bradlan7041 wrote:
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I was honored to be a pallbearer for Fred Lancaster this past Tuesday at 1 p.m.
Fred was 71 years old and was a 23-year veteran of the Bowling Green Police Department. I noticed that at the funeral there were not any representatives from the BGPD present.
Look for Parade magazine inside this Sunday's Bowling Green Daily News
Fred’s widow, Rita Lancaster, brought it to my attention that Bowling Green’s current police chief, Doug Hawkins, didn’t get along with detective Sgt. Lancaster. We all know that they were all aware of Fred’s death. Fred deserved a proper police burial.
I think that it is despicable that Chief Hawkins allowed Fred Lancaster to be buried without expressing any kind of condolences, sending flowers, or at least sending uniformed officers to present Mrs. Lancaster with the American flag that draped her husband’s casket.
I feel like Chief Hawkins not only did a disservice to Fred’s loved ones, but also shamed the entire Bowling Green Police Department.
Shame on you Chief Hawkins.
Glen Violi
Bowling Green
I certainly don't want to cheat Mr. Violi from sharing his photo since he has decided to speak up. Here you go Mr. Violi. I'm sure your family is proud. How many times have you been in jail? And, shouldn't you be there now?

http://205.204.194.190/ois/det ails.aspx?id=10583
ARE YOU HUMAN

Dunmor, KY

#15 Jan 28, 2012
What does someone's background have to do with their dad's death? What kind of LOWLIFE would talk about someone in this manner and at this time. I guess they haven't experienced a death of a close lovedone, pray for them.

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#16 Jan 28, 2012
I agree with Mr Violi, after 23 years Brads father certainly deserved more than he got at his funeral. Thats pretty darn bad !
Brads mugshots aren't whats being discussed here, why would you even post that link ? Thats very bad taste on your part.
Brad I'm sorry for your loss, karma is a *itch so just hang in there.
Topicreader

Canton, OH

#17 Jan 28, 2012
What kind of dumbass decides to whine on the Topix forum about something like this? Don't worry what I have experienced. Both of these guys are people who like to invent crap to gain sympathy or give the cops a hard time. One of the other posters asked a good question, who turned down the Lancaster family request and why?
Topicreader

Canton, OH

#18 Jan 28, 2012
EatCoastGirl wrote:
I agree with Mr Violi, after 23 years Brads father certainly deserved more than he got at his funeral. Thats pretty darn bad !
Brads mugshots aren't whats being discussed here, why would you even post that link ? Thats very bad taste on your part.
Brad I'm sorry for your loss, karma is a *itch so just hang in there.
LOL, I see you are the "Eat"CoastGirl. ROFLMAO!!!

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#19 Jan 28, 2012
Topicreader wrote:
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LOL, I see you are the "Eat"CoastGirl. ROFLMAO!!!
whats your point ? do you even have one ?
ll in bg

Scottsville, KY

#20 Jan 28, 2012
It doesn't matter what Brad's past is or anyone else's past is for that matter.That has nothing to do with what kind of man his father was. We all make mistakes that we are not happy with in our lives. But those are our mistakes, no one elses. And they shouldn't have had to ask for the police to be there. Fred was an officer for enough years that they should of been there out of pride not because they were asked to be there. The military doesn't not show up for a fallen soldier.So why did BGPD not show up for their fallen soldier.

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