Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Assistant Chief Deputy L. Keith Lyon

Knox County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, May 9, 2006

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Reflections for Assistant Chief Deputy L. Keith Lyon

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

May 9, 2015

Its been 8 years now and i finally got a hold of one of your
challange coins with the memorial to you.It a special item
I cherish deeply.
R.I.P my brother

Shane Haun

July 6, 2014

May his soul rest in peace. My condolences to his wife and his parents and siblings.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop "D"

June 2, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 6th 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.

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 their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

May 9, 2012

I did not know you as well as I do Bernie,every time I see
him I can see and feal the loss.You were a great Chief and inspiration to those who knew you and worked with you.
Thank you for so many years of great service.You are
truely missed by so many.As I take some cources at the
academy not a week goes by that your name is not brought
up and the leagecy you left behind.May peace always be with
you and the wounderfull family you left behind.

Shane H.
Former KCSD

May 29, 2011

You are not forgotten .... You are indeed missed !! RIP Keith!


May 19, 2011

You are not forgotten...

Deputy Chris Massengill
Roane County Sheriff's Office

May 11, 2010

a true friend who loved to help people my friend who helped my family when thay needed it love and peace to your family your friend samuel compton

officer samuel compton

March 14, 2010

you do not know me but i knew you.. I'm sherifs deputy william birl jones nephew. you passed away two days b4 him..i saw it on the news and i cried. i hate to hear about a brother in blue passing away. my deepest thoughts and prayers for u and and your family...REST IN PEACE BROTHER!!!!!!!

alex kerley
bill jones's nephew

December 11, 2009

Rest in peace Chief. I still pray for your family everyday.

Todd Cureton
Former officer

November 30, 2008

Rest in Peace! Thanks for your service.

Sgt. Meshia Thomas

June 6, 2008

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones today as their hearts and minds are filled with thoughts of you as they have been since you were called away from duty. Continue to keep watch over all of them and those still out on patrol. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

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

May 9, 2008

To Mrs. Lyon, what a blessing to see you leaving reflections and encouragement for others on this site. You are in my thoughts and prayers today. I honor your husband's memory.

Angel in Alabama

February 8, 2008

"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

January 29, 2008

Well here we go again another day has gone by and you havent called and told me what we are gonna do today or oversee all these projects that we have taken on, i try to break or do somthing wrong atleast once a week just to provide you with some entertainment as your watching over me as you always did and i feel pretty comfortable that you always will. Now to express my feelings and tell you how much you have inpacted my life, sorry brother it cant be done there are no words that can describe that. I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the times we had on and off the job and the way you taught me somthing every day when working or just hanging out. i think what i am trying to say is Thank You for making me a better person on and off the job and i am looking forward to seeing you again and working with you, for you and beside you and most of all just hanging out with you again. I will try not to embarrass you until we see each other again !

Love You and Miss You,


"The Barbosa" Steve Barbee

November 4, 2007

I still think of you every day, I miss seeing your smile and your jokes. Your laughter I can still hear. I still find myself thinking at times I need to talk to you about something. I know you are having a blast in Heaven, I know I will see you again one day, I can't wait for my bear hug.

Donna Lyon Barker
sister in law

October 23, 2007

chief g.b. -

i can't believe its been over a year since my phone rang in the early morning hours with c on the other end telling me you were gone. sometimes the thought of it still hits me with the same force it did that night and i have to remind myself that it really did happen and it's not all been just a horrendous dream. i didn't know you for very long, but i grew to respect you as much as any person i've ever known. there aren't many people that i would consider a hero, but you are definitely one in my life. not just because you were in law enforcement, but because of who you were day in and day out. you were a man of highest integrity and steadfast faith in God and your life was a reflection of both of those. you loved your wife and your family unselfishly and you were a faithful friend to those who were privileged to know you. my life will forever be touched by having known you...the example you set as a man of God, friend and prankster will always be with me. i miss you so much and know that one day i will see you again, along with my other hero, my dad, in heaven.

d of d

May 28, 2007

My thoughts are with your loved ones and close friends on this first anniversary of your EOW. I know the pain and that the silent tears still flow from the many broken hearts that were left behind. Continue to watch over them and protect them also those still out on patrol. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

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

May 9, 2007

G-d Bless.

May 9, 2007




May 9, 2007

you were like my second dad! i miss you so much
when my dad came home from the hospital and told me what happen i did not know what to do,all i could do was cry and ask god why.
i miss you calling me and asking if i was staying out of trouble, and the times we played jokes on my dad.
i love you so much and cant wait to see you in heaven!!

Jessica Hammond

May 7, 2007

you were like my second dad! i miss you so much
when my dad came home from the hospital and told me what happen i did not know what to do,all i could do was cry and ask god why.
i miss you calling me and asking if i was staying out of trouble, and the times we played jokes on my dad.
i love you so much and cant wait to see you in heaven!!

Jessica Hammond

May 7, 2007

God Bless you and your family. As a former KCSO Deputy I know what your peers feel. I pray for Bernie, your dad and Kevin as well as your wife I never met. Take care of GOD'S streets. Paul

Special Agent Paul C. Hughes
Federal Bureau of Investigation / Former Deputies

March 13, 2007

Rest in peace dear brother. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Heros live forever!

Jessica Burns
former Safety Ex1 TN DOS Law Enforcement Help Desk

January 7, 2007

You were so much of who I was, you have been in my life since I was 16. You were so special, once someone met you,
their life was changed forever. I am thankful for the time God let me have you in my life.You were always there for me.You always knew how to make me laugh.I will forever miss your laughter. You were a wonderful uncle-the best!
We will never forget you. You were a wonderful friend and brother.I love you and look forward to seeing you again when I get to heaven.
Donna Lyon Barker

Donna Lyon Barker
Sister in law

October 27, 2006

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