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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Twenty years ago today, our lives were turned upside down. On this anniversary day though, we had one of the most special memories made, courtesy of your fellow classmates from your Recruit class. Out of the approx. 25 or so remaining from the class of '95 (started with 45), eleven showed up from all corners of the state to honor your sacrifice. This was a holiday weekend, and they drove for hours, in some cases, taking time away from family to pay tribute to a fallen brother. Our family is so grateful and humbled by this class act...Thank You! We were able to share stories and talk about your death, probably for some, this was the first opportunity to share experiences. You have a lot of good people who still remember you! We will always love you and miss you. Dad

Bill Lyons
OSP Retired. Dad

September 2, 2017

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