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Trooper Scott Alan Lyons | Oregon State Police, Oregon Oregon State Police, Oregon

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Scott Alan Lyons

Oregon State Police, Oregon

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 2, 1997

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile accident

Incident Date: 9/2/1997

Weapon: Automobile; Commercial

Suspect: Not available

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Trooper Lyons and Sergeant James Rector were killed in Gilchrist after being involved in a traffic accident. The two officers were assisting another officer at the scene of an accident involving a drunk driver when their marked sport utility vehicle was struck by a wood-chipping truck. They were both pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck was not injured. Trooper Lyons had been with the agency for two years and is survived by his parents and sister.

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Sergeant James Dallas Rector
Oregon State Police, Oregon
End of Watch: Tuesday, September 2, 1997
Cause: Automobile accident

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I had the pleasure of working with Scott's father Bill. Bill was one of the finest OSP Troopers I have ever met. It's no wonder Scott followed in his father’s footsteps with OSP. I had the privilege of playing my bagpipes at Scott’s service. I've played at too many police funerals, but this was one of the hardest. After warming up my pipes, I walked back down towards the gravesite. There were many officers in uniform and as I stopped, Bill, Scott's father turned around to face me. I didn't know Bill was there. He grabbed me gave me a big hug and said I knew you would be here to play for Scott. I couldn't say a word. Sorry for your loss seemed so insignificant at the time. I tried to hold back my tears, nodded at Bill and felt the honour it was to be able to do a small part for my friend Bill as he buried his son. I'll never forget that day.

Captain Alex Maich (Retired)
Redmond Police Department
September 2, 2013

 

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