Vermilion County State’s Attorney Jacqueline Lacy has been honored by Gift of Hope, an organ and tissue donor network.
In a recent homicide case in Vermilion County the family made the decision to donate the victim’s organs, but in a homicide case the family cannot make the final decision. Lacy was able to facilitate communications between all the parties. The discussions resulted with the wishes of the family being fulfilled while ensuring that the homicide investigation and the collection of forensic evidence were not compromised.
The general counsel for Gift of Hope, Maureen Kwiencinski, says ‘’Ms. Lacy was fast, smart and decisive.’’
[In the photo Vermilion County State’s Attorney Jacqueline Lacy is in the middle. On the left is Gina Martin of Gift of Hope. On the right is Maureen Kwiencinski, Gift of Hope General Counsel. The award was presented at the Illinois State’s Attorney’s Summer Conference in Oakbrook, Illinois.]