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Patrolman Owen Ted Lyon | Redding Police Department, California Redding Police Department, California

Patrolman

Owen Ted Lyon

Redding Police Department, California

End of Watch: Friday, May 19, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 1

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/18/1967

Weapon: Handgun; .32 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Owen Lyon was shot and killed while he and his partner responded to a domestic disturbance at approximately 5:00 am.

As they approached the house the drunken male suspect emerged with a .32 caliber handgun and opened fire, striking Patrolman Lyon in the chest. The suspect then shot and wounded Patrolman Lyon's partner, who retreated to the police car and retrieved a shotgun.

During a second gun battle Patrolman Lyon's partner shot and killed the suspect. His partner then transported him to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wound the next morning.

Patrolman Lyon had served with the Redding Police Department for six years. His badge was retired and is on permanent display in the Redding Police Department's lobby.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
May 19, 2015

 

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