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Sergeant Terrence Lyons | West Park District Police Department, Illinois West Park District Police Department, Illinois


Terrence Lyons

West Park District Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, May 11, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: Not available

Badge # 11

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/10/1922

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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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.

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Patrolman Thomas J. Clark
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End of Watch: Wednesday, May 10, 1922
Cause: Gunfire

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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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