Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 6 years
Badge # 1
Incident Date: 5/18/1967
Weapon: Handgun; .32 caliber
Offender: Shot and killed
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.