Sergeant Terrence Lyons

Sergeant Terrence Lyons

West Park District Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, May 11, 1922

Terrence Lyons

Sergeant Terrence Lyons was assigned to patrol in and around the city parks. While on patrol, Sergeant Lyons observed three suspicious men in an automobile. As Sergeant Lyons confronted the men, he was shot and fatally wounded.

It is believed that the offenders were the same men who murdered Patrolman Thomas Clark, of the Chicago Police Department, 30 minutes earlier.

Ultimately, seven suspects were indicted but not prosecuted; an additional eight suspects were then indicted, two of whom were not prosecuted. Of the six that were prosecuted, two were acquited, one was sentenced to 14 years in Joliet prison and one was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Sergeant Lyons was survived by his parents and was predeceased by his brother; he is buried at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 11

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, May 10, 1922
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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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

May 11, 2015

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