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Trooper Scott Alan Lyons

Oregon State Police, Oregon

End of Watch Tuesday, September 2, 1997

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Reflections for Trooper Scott Alan Lyons

Rest in peace Trooper Lyons.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 10, 2020

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

Scott, Nothing special about this day, but like so many other uneventful days and days gone by, you are remembered and shall never be forgotten. Thank you for your service.

Sgt. Gregory Lockwood, Oregon State Police, RetiredGreat Great Grandson of slain Deputy Sheriff Robert Lockwood Grant County, Oregon

April 9, 2019

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

Trooper Lyons,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Trooper who was also killed in that accident for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 2, 2017

Tears in my eyes as I have read through this for the first time. Scott we remember and will not forget.

I remember meeting you for the first time on a water skiing trip with Chris and Michelle. Later we were both hired by OSP and class mates, and a class act you were. Nearly 20 years later I still think of you, always with a red sunburnt nose!

Memories welling up as I write this. The news of your death was a blow but I tried to take it "like a man," somber and silent. Later a little girl brought over a cake to thank me for my service and to say she is sorry for your loss. I lost it, crying... and had to step away from the door... Thank God my my wife was there to step in for me.

Barb, Bill, and Melissa, please know that Scott was loved and respected by us all.

Randall Hand, Sergeant
Oregon State Police

July 11, 2017

Scott, coming up on 20 years since we lost you. Unbelievable, still. I remember the exact moment we were notified, as Darin Bean and I sat in the Newport office writing reports. We didn't leave the office that whole night - we were in complete shock. Proud to have started the OSP journey with you in the Class of 1995 and to have gotten to know you in such a short amount of time. You have an amazing family and I think of your dad often. He is a true class act, one of the people I've tried to best emulate in my career and the greatest instructor we had during those long, rainy months at Camp Rilea! I wish we would have seen you grow into the same man and State Trooper he is. We'll be remembering you as a group this year. Miss you, brother.

Senior Trooper Jason Bledsoe
Oregon State Police

July 6, 2017

I remember you. You are remembered.


February 23, 2016

So young, following in your fathers foot steps, the end of shift came far to early for you. You will not be forgotten.

Sr Tpr(Ret) Lawrence Rupp
Oregon State Police

September 3, 2015

Happy Birthday bud. I miss you my old friend, and think of you often.

Markus Mead

August 26, 2015

I had the pleasure of working with Scott's father Bill. Bill was one of the finest OSP Troopers I have ever met. It's no wonder Scott followed in his father’s footsteps with OSP. I had the privilege of playing my bagpipes at Scott’s service. I've played at too many police funerals, but this was one of the hardest. After warming up my pipes, I walked back down towards the gravesite. There were many officers in uniform and as I stopped, Bill, Scott's father turned around to face me. I didn't know Bill was there. He grabbed me gave me a big hug and said I knew you would be here to play for Scott. I couldn't say a word. Sorry for your loss seemed so insignificant at the time. I tried to hold back my tears, nodded at Bill and felt the honour it was to be able to do a small part for my friend Bill as he buried his son. I'll never forget that day.

Captain Alex Maich (Retired)
Redmond Police Department

September 2, 2013

Dear Scott,
September 2, 2012, it has been 15 years since you were killed, but sometimes feels like just yesterday. We will never get over the pain of your death, yet positive things still happen to remind us how much you are missed by other people. You now have a Hwy sign dedicated to both you and Jim; Gail Withers has contacted us about some special memories; a moment of silence for your 20th class reunion; co-workers and other OSP Troopers remembering you. The memories are always sad, but it would be even worse if people forgot entirely. We love you and miss you.

Bill Lyons

September 2, 2012

This is for Scott's family,

I remember Scott a bit from school though I am older by three years. My brother was BSH Class of 91 but I remember working with Scott on the Skeleton complex in 96. A good guy for sure. Seems funny to know officers on here, I knew Steve Caddy when he was with CCSO. Both Scott & Steve were fine officers & better men.

C Johannessen

February 9, 2012


Went home to go on a weekend hunt with my Dad. Trees between the house you used to live in and my parents are a little taller, but your old property still slopes down into the dirt wash where I always look and remember that you built the coolest underground fort I've ever seen...

Back in my patrol locker in Arizona hangs a blue survivors ribbon your Mom sent a year or so ago. May you (and your family) know that not a single shift goes by where I don't see it while putting on the badge-- Your sacrafice, and that of your family, is appreciated and reflected upon more than they know. Rest easy Scott-

Jeff Craven
Flagstaff Police Dept

November 15, 2010

Dear Scott,
Another September 2 rolls around...13 years ago today. Hardly seems possible. We still miss you every day. You would be surprised at all that has happened this year. I taught Mom and Melissa how to shoot and they both got ccw permits. I bought a Harley and we have been taking a lot of road trips and joined the Iron Warriors Motorcycle Club. We have met a lot of great people and new friends with them. Mom and Melissa have learned how to ride and gotten their endorsements. It has been a busy year for us. Sure wish you were here to join us in all these activities. Love you and miss you,

Bill Lyons

September 2, 2010

We all miss you very much. We hope to have a portion of Hwy 97 named in your Honor very soon.

Sr Trooper Jeff Leighty
Oregon State Police Officers' Association

August 19, 2010

Sadly, I have to admit that I have never seen this before. I sit reading these reflections when my original intent was to leave one for the family of another fallen officer who was killed two days ago in Arizona.
I am so thankful for those that continue to remember. I have struggled with the anger that I have to live with the memory of my brother's loss by myself and it lightens the heart to know I'm not alone. I know it is a burden to share in the commonality that we have and my heart goes out to those who share in this tragedy. Surviving the loss is the hardest part. And yes, even 13 years later, I wonder if I can do it. The world still revolves around us while we feel stuck, staring off into space begging for it to stop. It won't...but it does get easier to move along with what surrounds us. Do I still get overcome to the point where I have to just stop? Yes. Will that ever go away? I don't know..but it's ok, if I've survived 13 years, I can survive 13 more.


May 28, 2010

Trooper Lyons, thirteen (13) years later you are still remembered with honour.

Thank you for your service.

The citizens of Oregon were always well protected under your watch.

A tragic and unnecessary loss.


May 6, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the twelth 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 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.

I hold your family in thought and prayer today, and pray for solace to their grieving hearts.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 2, 2009

Dear Scott,
September 2, 2009, it has been 12 years ago today that you were killed. Somedays it seems like it was just yesterday, not 12 long yeras ago. You are still loved and missed by many people and it is always very rewarding to have someone talk about you or share a story. Your sister called this morning to see how we are doing, and also probably so we could see how she is doing as well. Just another check on your heart day. We love you and miss you.

Bill Lyons

September 2, 2009

Thank you Trooper Lyons for your service to Oregon and to our country. May your name and memory be everlasting.

Dept. of Defense, Retired

December 9, 2008

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones today. I know the daily struggle that your parents face each day as I walk in their shoes. There is nothing worse than losing a child. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You have not been forgotten.

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

September 2, 2008

Dear Scott,
Today is Law Enforcement Memorial Day, May 15, 2008. Mom and I are guest speakers at the Central Oregon Memorial Service and are telling the story of Mom's cross country bicycle ride. It is sad, but a great tribute to you and how Mom kept her promise to return your bike, even if it had to be at the wall in Washington, DC. We miss you every day, son.

Bill Lyons

May 15, 2008


I think of you often. After the memorial service, you and Jim both rode with me, and remained on patrol for around 5 years. It finally dawned on me that you would probably like to take a rest, so I took your photos out of my patrol vehicle. I really appreciated the fact that every time I called for assistance, you would come. You were a great officer! Nearly 11 years later, I have moved from Central Oregon, to Western Oregon. My daughter is now an Oregon State Trooper, and I am very proud of her. I know how proud your parents must be. Rest in peace Scott!

Patrol Captain Joe Fletcher
USFS Wesrtern Oregon Zone

May 8, 2008

Got to see your mom as she road her bike into the memorial. It was an honor to be there. You'd be a salty old troop by now and I'm sure a good one. Rest easy.

Sr Trooper Jeff Leighty

February 4, 2008

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