Trooper Scott Alan Lyons

Trooper Scott Alan Lyons

Oregon State Police, Oregon

End of Watch Tuesday, September 2, 1997

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Scott Alan Lyons

Trooper Scott Lyons and Sergeant James Rector were killed in a vehicle crash in Gilchrist.

The two officers were assisting another officer at the scene of an accident involving a drunk driver when their marked SUV was struck by a wood-chipping truck. They were both pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck was not injured.

Trooper Lyons had served with the Oregon State Police for only two years. He is survived by his parents and sister.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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My heart goes out to the family of this young trooper. I have lost two sons to tragic circumstances and understand the heartbreak. Knowing your son served honorably and is still being remembered for his service must be very gratifying and comforting. Though the pain is lessened with time there will always be a hole in our hearts for the loss of our children . May you find comfort in the memories you have .
God bless you as you reflect upon those memories.

Janie P
( mother of OSP SWAT team member)

July 8, 2019

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