Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Dennis James Lyden

Horry County Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Monday, June 5, 2000

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Reflections for Corporal Dennis James Lyden

God bless you and thank you for your service

Mark Mottola

June 5, 2020

Cpl. Horry,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

June 5, 2020

Never forgotten brother.

Judge / Magistrate Sheridan Lynn (former
Aiken County, S.C.

June 5, 2020

This is a second post. Dennis and I were in the same basic class. I still think of the loss. I will never forget you. I have tracings of your name in DC.

Mark Justice Sgt. retired
Greer PD

November 11, 2019

Never forgotten brother!!

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC

June 5, 2018

Never forgotten brother!!

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC

June 5, 2017

My old pal from Flushing NY. Godspeed, and know you will always be in our thoughts and prayers!

John Connors

December 14, 2016


I remember that day still and think of you often. You will never be forgotten, Brother. Please continue to watch over us.

Jeb (former HCPD #430 from 1996-2003)

LCpl Jeb B

October 1, 2016

Thank you for your service sir. Thanking the family for the sacrifice as well. May he REST IN PEACE !

Sgt LIsa S Satcher
Gainesville Police Florida

March 20, 2016

I was the class leader of class 286. Dennis like me was a little older than the average recruit and as a result I relied on him to help me with the younger officers. Myself and another Officer from the Greer PD went to the funeral. When I first heard of the death I was gut punched. This is not the first of my close friends I've seen taken away. I go to the memorial every now and then and I always look for your name I remember you and I will never forget you.

Sgt. Mark T, Justice
Greer Police Department

September 22, 2015

Im not a police officer or anyone special. I was driving on the highway today that is named after you taking my husband to work and I seen the sign with your name on it and I thought Ive got to go home and research his name. When I realized who u were and what had happen to u I got so mad at the pure evil in this world and wondered how many people drive by that sign everyday and will never know what u went through trying to keep our city, our state, our country a safe place. Thanks to all the police officers, soldiers, firefighters and to anybody that is willing to risk their for a cause or just an ordinary housewife like me.

Lauren Ashe

June 30, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 6, 2015

I am a criminal justice major in Columbia SC. One of our assignments for our Police Administration class is to do a bio on a fallen police officer. This breaks my heart. It should break our whole nation's heart. Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice and thoughts for your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Samantha Davis

February 19, 2015

HCPD's new explorer post is in honor of you, sir. Rest in peace. We all keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Lieutenant (Explorer) Thomas Kelliher Jr
Horry County Police Department

November 23, 2014

I remember Dennis from the police academy as I was one of the trainers. He was always eager to learn and always smiling, laughing and enjoyed himself as well as his fellow classmates. The officers I know from Horry County Police were very distraught when he was killed.
We all miss him as a brother and as a friend.
Senseless acts of cowardice should not go unpunished.

Senior Instructor III
SC Criminal Justice Academy

June 6, 2014

It has taken all these years to write you but you cross my mind more than just often. I remember the last time I got to talk with you it was about 2 weeks before you left this world and we talked about how things were going while we drank a cup of coffee. The radio blurted out 353 for a call and you had to leave.
Dennis and I worked on the squad together in one the most rural areas of the county before he was transferred to Conway, we were partners for a while backing each other up. In the early morning hours when I got the call, I cant even remember driving was one the hardest things I've ever done was to see you there...few only know what it is like to pick one of your own up....just know I did so with care, anger, sadness, and pain. You are my hero and you will NEVER be forgotten as long as I live, until the day we meet again my friend!

Sgt. Jeff Gause (retired)
Horry County Police Dept.

November 25, 2013


Chris James

January 10, 2013

I think of you often and miss you much. Please, watch over us all.

PFC Ian Vaughn
NMB-DPS, Friend

June 6, 2012

Miss you brother!! still not a day goes by that i dont think of the time we were able to spend together!!

Officer Marc Hadden
HCPD - Partner

June 5, 2012

Even though it has been 12 years it seems like only yesterday. I will never forget, your death or the days that followed. The loss and frustration we all felt over your death and the sheer hatred for your killer. It is hard to understand why things happen as they do. I cherish having known you and thank you for your service to our community and the ultimate sacrifice you gave. RIP, earned your angel wings!

Lori Lilley
Horry County

June 5, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 12th 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing thier memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

June 5, 2012

Corporal Dennis Lyden will be remembered at the June monthly meeting of the Coastal Carolina Shields. RIP Corporal Lyden. You were taken too soon. Your brothers and sisters in law enforcement will never forget your sacrifice.

Coastal Carolina Shields

Dennis Cangelosi, President
Coastal Carolina Shields

June 4, 2012

Agree with Dave, Always in our hearts

Fred Sicherman
Old Friend

November 20, 2011

Hey Dennis old friend. I was just thinking of you today, and of all the great times we had growing up together in NY. Although we became friends almost 50 years ago and you've been gone for more than 10, you are still terribly missed. Whenever the old gang gets together, your name always comes up. Wish you were here.

Dave Verschleiser
Old Friend

August 21, 2011

miss you brother!!

Ptlm. Marc Hadden

December 19, 2010

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