Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Milus Terry Lyles

Charlotte Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Monday, August 6, 1990

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Reflections for Police Officer Milus Terry Lyles

Still Love you, Cuz......

Tracy Dale Lyles
Cousin of

August 7, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Lyles.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 1, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your memory, service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 6, 2020

I have not forgotten you.


December 23, 2019

To the family, friends and colleagues of HERO Officer Milus Terry Lyles: Proudly mailed my NO PAROLE letter today.
I am very sorry for your loss; more sorry that you have to keep going through endless parole hearings.
To HERO Officer Lyles: Thank You for your service and sacrifice. You are Not forgotten!
God Bless You All!

Allie Wroten
Proudly Supporting All L.E.O.’s
Wife of a Corrections Deputy

April 22, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Lyles. I guess in this tragic instance your vest did not offer enough protection as the bullets must have pierced you in a delicate and dangerous part of your body. Always a North Carolina Hero who observes from God's highest of perches. The bad guys just have no sense of class or scruples. You deserved to live on with your wife and family.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 13, 2018

27 years ago I lost you forever. There is never a day I do not mourn for you. Everything I have experienced in the last 27 years added together does not equal one single day of happiness I had with you. I would give everything, do anything, go anywhere to have you back to love and cherish you by my side again. Life was magical with you for the short time we had together. There has been no magic without you. I loved you then, I love you now, I will love you forever.

Kay Lyles

August 5, 2017

Thoughts and prayers to the family

Deputy Michael Rankine
Buncombe CO Sheriff's Office

June 17, 2013

I was honored to send off my 'No Parole' letter today for you, my brother in blue. Thank you for your sacrifice and may you forever, rest in peace. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!

My prayers continue to be with your family, friends and co-workers.


Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

June 16, 2013

RIP my brother of the badge, God Bless your Family, Friends and Department. My Letter is in the mail this Morning and hopefully this POS suspect will never breath free air again. Thank You for your Service and Courage.

Bob Reed, Retired Police Officer
South Lake Tahoe Police Department

June 7, 2013

I am sitting here writing a letter to the parole board asking them to deny parole to the monster that killed you. It seems crazy to me that he, a two time killer can even be considered for parole. I know the anguish your family must feel at the thought that he could go free for I have lived it. My father Chief Andrew Williams of the Saluda police department was killed. I fought his killers parole every year for 15 till he died in prison. It is truly the most awful feeling to think they could go free. But things have changed today for I and many others are here to fight his parole so your family is not alone in this endeavor. Rest In Peace Terry Lyles you Deserve it.

Angela McMinn
Daughter of Chief Andrew Williams

April 5, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 23rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 1, 2013

I often think of my friend from the Police Academy. As I get older, I know you'll be on the other side to welcome me across the Jordan...see you then. JWA

J.W. Anderson
Rookie classmate

July 1, 2011

Terry was a great man who was much loved and respected by his family. I am so proud of the life he led. We miss him very much.

Darlene Black Gilmore Brazzill

October 7, 2010

You are remembered especially this month. Thank you for your service, Sir, and thanks to your family, friends and department for your example, compassion and diligence.


August 11, 2010

You have not been forgotten. Thank you for being the hero that you are.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 6, 2010

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this day. Continue to watch over all of your loved ones, appear to them in their dreams in vivid color and speak with them so they know you are near watching over them every day. You are a true hero and heroes never die, you have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 5, 2009

Officer Kyles,

While reading your wife's reflections, it is apparent that you touched her life deeply. The love you shared with her is what we all strive for. Please watch over all of us who continue in this noble profession, and especially watch over your loving wife until she joins you in heaven. Until then, rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten!

Wisconsin L.E.O.

June 18, 2009

I miss you on your birthday today, my love. I love you. I will always love you. You are in my heart and in my soul every breath I take.

Kay Lyles

December 5, 2008

18 years ago tonight, the horrific happened. I think about you and the events of the evening leading up to it about everyday and have since the night it happened. May the lord be with you and your family Terry. One day we will be together again.....

Patrolman Baker
CCPD 89-92

August 5, 2008

A young NC State Trooper, Shawn Blanton was killed recently. Terry, he is with you know. Along with many others that have been killed while walking the thin blue line, since 1990. We who are left behind, will never stop loving you, missing you and grieving for you. I pray for you brothers and sisters that on are the job, every day. I see your in the reflection of their patrol cars as they drive by me, sometimes. If you are able to help watch over them, from up there, I know you are. They need all the help they can get. I love them all. But I love you the most.
Your wife,

Kay Lyles

June 27, 2008



January 12, 2008

I had the pleasure of meeting Officer Lyles. My dad interduce me to him. My dad at the time was Chief of Police at Belmont,N.C.At the time Terry was working at the River View Fish Camp.I was there when he asked my dad if he could list my dad as a refence for appling for a job with the Charlotte Police Dept.My dad told him that it would be a honor, to my dad for him to do so.I also had the pleasure of meeting Terrys dad. I remenber my dad telling Terry that he would make a fine officer.We think of you Terry and your dad. God Bless You

Line Sgt. J.A. Henson
N.C.S.H.P. Retired

December 29, 2007

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 26, 2007

To the family of Terry Lyles. We in Gastonia think of Terry often and we think of you. God has used your loss in a way that you can not imagine. Terry was a good friend to us. He is missed. God Bless.

Gastonia Police Department

November 17, 2007

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