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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 crash

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Trooper Scott Lyons and Sergeant James Rector were killed in a vehicle crash in Gilchrist.

The two officers were assisting another officer at the scene of an accident involving a drunk driver when their marked SUV 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 served with the Oregon State Police for only two years. He 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 crash

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Tears in my eyes as I have read through this for the first time. Scott we remember and will not forget.

I remember meeting you for the first time on a water skiing trip with Chris and Michelle. Later we were both hired by OSP and class mates, and a class act you were. Nearly 20 years later I still think of you, always with a red sunburnt nose!

Memories welling up as I write this. The news of your death was a blow but I tried to take it "like a man," somber and silent. Later a little girl brought over a cake to thank me for my service and to say she is sorry for your loss. I lost it, crying... and had to step away from the door... Thank God my my wife was there to step in for me.

Barb, Bill, and Melissa, please know that Scott was loved and respected by us all.

Randall Hand, Sergeant
Oregon State Police
July 11, 2017

 

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