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Patrolman Thomas Lyons | Newark Police Department, New Jersey Newark Police Department, New Jersey


Thomas Lyons

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 14, 1885

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Stabbed

Incident Date: Not available

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Apprehended

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Patrolman lyons died of injuries he received when he was stabbed in the abdomen. Patrolman Lyons was standing on his post talking to a woman when he observed a man across the street strike a woman in the face. Patrolman Lyons crossed the street, knocked the man to the ground, and returned to the woman he was talking with.

He had re-engaged her in conversation, when the man whom he had struck crept stealthily up behind him in the shadow of a fence. His companion, noticing that the man was holding a knife in his hand cautioned Patrolman Lyons and Patrolman Lyons had just turned his face to the suspect, when the man sprang upon him and stabbed him in the stomach.

Patrolman Lyons was removed to St. Michaels Hospital where he remained until he died from his wounds.

The suspect was later captured in Watertown , New York.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and twenty-fourth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
April 14, 2009


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