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Officer Dennis R. Lyons | Adrian Police Department, Michigan Adrian Police Department, Michigan


Dennis R. Lyons

Adrian Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Saturday, April 24, 1880

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to eight years

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Officer Dennis Lyons was shot and killed while chasing a man who had just been involved in a fight at a local tavern. Officer Lyons showed up at the fight scene on West Maumee Street near College Avenue and one of the men fled. As Officer Lyons chased him and ordered him to stop the man produced a handgun and shot Officer Lyons in the head, killing him instantly. The suspect was eventually apprehended and sentenced to eight years for manslaughter.

Officer Lyons had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his wife. He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Adrian, Michigan.

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Your service stands as a beacon for us all. Rest in Peace and know your sacrifice was not in vain.

August 28, 2009


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