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

I am so sorry to hear of his wife and departments loss. My prayers go out to them. All I can say for the wife is that time will heal but your heart will not forget and for the department I know that your brother will be missed.

Cris Stacy
Wife of a police officer

May 11, 2006

THE POLICEMAN STOOD AND FACED HIS GOD, WHICH MUST ALWAYS COME TO PASS. HE HOPED HIS SHOES WERE SHINING, AS BRIGHTLY AS HIS BRASS. "STEP FORWARD NOW POLICEMAN. HOW SHALL I DEAL WITH YOU? HAVE YOU ALWAYS TURNED THE OTHER CHEEK? TO MY CHURCH HAVE YOU BEEN TRUE?"

THE POLICEMAN SQUARED HIS SHOULDERS AND SAID "NO LORD, I GUESS I AIN'T. BECAUSE THOSE OF US WHO CARRY BADGES CAN'T ALWAYS BE A SAINT. I'VE HAD TO WORK MOST SUNDAYS, AND AT TIMES MY TALK WAS ROUGH, AND SOMETIMES I'VE BEEN VIOLENT CAUSE THE STREETS ARE AWFULL TOUGH. BUT I NEVER TOOK A PENNY THAT WASN'T MINE TO KEEP, THOUGH I WORKED A LOT OF OVERTIME WHEN THE BILLS JUST GOT TO STEEP. AND I NEVER PASSED A CRY FOR HELP, THOUGH AT TIMES I SHOOK WITH FEAR. AND SOMETIMES, GOD FORGIVE ME I'VE WEPT MANY UNMANLY TEARS. I KNOW I DON'T DESERVE A PLACE AMONG THE PEOPLE HERE, THEY NEVER WANTED ME AROUND, EXCEPT TO CALM THEIR FEARS. IF YOU'VE A PLACE FOR ME LORD, IT NEEDN'T BE SO GRAND, I NEVER EXPECTED OR WANTED MUCH, BUT IF YOU DON'T I'LL UNDERSTAND."

THERE WAS SILENCE ALL AROUND THE THRONE WHERE THE SAINTS HAD OFTEN TROD. AS THE POLICEMAN WAITED QUIETLY, FOR THE JUDGEMENT FROM HIS GOD. "STEP FORWARD NOW POLICEMAN, BORNE YOUR BURDENS AWAY, COME WALK A BEAT ON HEAVEN'S STREET, YOU'VE DONE YOUR TIME IN HELL."

Officer C. Bogle
Charleston P.D (Tennessee)

May 11, 2006

my deepest respect and thoughts to you and your family,thanks for keeping the world safer! from belgium-europe

wygers francky

May 11, 2006

Chief Lyon your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Care now. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept.. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 11, 2006

My thoughts and prayers go out to your wife and other family members. Thank you for your service Deputy Lyon.

Karen Joseph-wife & mom of TN LEO
H.A.L.O. sister, PWF 10-8 sister

May 11, 2006

Rest well Chief.

Sergeant Jim Morace
PPD

May 11, 2006

Rest in peace. My deepest sympathy to the family of Assistant Chief Deputy Lyon.

Reserve Officer Glenn Gottlob
Ogden City Police Department

May 11, 2006

We are saddened once again with the sad news of another hero taken from us. It is a great loss for the family and department during this crisis. We might not know the right words to say, or even know how to say them, but we can pray for your family and friends. May the Lord give them strength through this time.

Missionary/Evangelist Joe Taylor
Cops Evangelist Ministries

Joe Taylor (Former FL LEO)

May 11, 2006

Thank you for your years of service. May you continue to keep watch over your family, friends, and co-workers from above during this difficult time.

Jennifer Aaron
Wife of Ofc. Duke G. Aaron, III (EOW 07/20/04)

May 11, 2006


My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of Chief Deputy Lyon. It is my prayer that you find the peace and comfort that only God can give.

He will wipe every tear away from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain. Rev 21:4.

Until that day may God continue to bless you all.

Investigator Vic Ingram
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office
Chatham, Virginia


Investigator Vic Ingram
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

May 11, 2006

Our deepest sympathys go out to the famiy, friends and the sisters and brothers that wear the badge of a law enforcement officer. We will keep you in our hearts and prayers for all of you and know that we have lost another hero.
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say.
But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from Heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; Here is just enternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I am with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through
God picked me up and hugged me and he said,'I welcome you.
It's good to have you back again, you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, They'll be here later on.
I need you here badly, you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.'
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night the days chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....In the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years.
Because you are only human they are bound to bring tears.
But do not be afraid to cry: it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
If I were to tell you, you would not understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is over.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you, and many hills to climb;
But together we can do it by taking one step at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you to;
That as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain;
Then you can say to God at night...."My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented...that my life was worthwhile.
Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low:
Just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go...from that body to be free.
Remember you're not going...you're coming here to me.
I will always be with you!

Marilyn Robinson aka MamaWolf
The Chauffeur Internet Radio

May 11, 2006

My prayers are with your family. Thank-you for serving!

Det. Buchanan
East Point Police Dept.

May 11, 2006

Keith:
Although I did not know you there is a lump in our throat and an ache in our heart today. We will remember you and our prayers are with you, your wife and family. Rest in Peace and know that the Blue Line will close ranks behind you.

Lt. Ken Mynatt
Harriman Police

May 11, 2006

May our LORD Bless you and your family. Thanks for your service!

Officer Paladino
Colorado Springs PD

May 11, 2006

Rest in peace, my brother.
Your watch has ended, but we will continue the fight.
And may God bless your family and friends.

Patrol Officer
Fairfax County, Virginia

May 11, 2006

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service.

Shannon
Collins fire Dept. (Mississippi)

May 11, 2006

How tragic. My family wishes to extend our most sincere sympathy to Keith's family, friends and co-workers. Our prayers are with you all.

Ptl. P.K. Harding (Ret.)
Binghamton (NY) PD

May 11, 2006

Chief, you will surely be missed!
My thoughts and prayers to your family, friends and co-workers.

Harry Abernathy
(Former KCSD employee)
University of Richmond Police
Richmond, VA

CCS Harry Abernathy
University of Richmond Police

May 11, 2006

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Asst. Chief Deputy Keith Lyon, and the Knox County Sheriff's Department. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Deputy Lyon, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

May 11, 2006

Rest In Peace.

For he is God's servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God's servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. ~Romans 13:4

D. Paul, Special Agent
FBI

May 11, 2006

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

May 11, 2006

Sir, although none of us here in Chillicothe, Ohio had the honor of knowing you, may you rest easy knowing we will hold each and every family and friend you have in our thoughts and prayers.

God speed sir, we have the watch from here.

Friends of Larry R Cox EOW 4/21/05
Chillicothe Ohio Police Department

May 10, 2006

Asst Chief Lyon,
Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. You and your family are in our prayers. Rest Easy Brother!

Officers Paul and Amy Sperandeo
Westwego and Gretna Police Depts, La

May 10, 2006

Thank You for your sevice. My prayers go out to the family and co-workers. May you rest in peace.

Assistant Chief
Harriman Police Department

May 10, 2006

Thank you, Assistant Chief Deputy Lyon, for your service to the people of Tennessee and the United States. Your dedication and efforts are appreciated and will not be forgotten. Rest in peace, hero!

Janice Brown
Conway, Arkansas
civilian

Janice Brown
civilian

May 10, 2006

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