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

OFFICER THANKS FOR YOUR YEARS OF SERVICE.MAY GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY.

GILBERT DANIEL

May 10, 2006

Keith, You are already missed,Thank you for being a friend & doing everything you did for everyone.I just know in my heart that you are (there)looking down on all of us and wanting to continue to help all of us,Thats just you.

Bill Phillips
friend

May 10, 2006

AMERICA LOST ANOTHER HERO, CHIEF DEPUTY LYON YOU DIED A HERO,I SALUTE YOU FOR YOUR YEARS OF SERVICE. GO PATROL THOSE STREETS OF GOLD, FOR YOU HAVE EARNED YOUR WINGS. MAY GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. R.I.P. BROTHER.

SGT. MARC RILEY
ARAGON GA POLICE DEPT.

May 10, 2006

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just 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 a badge
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,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"

GREGG HOUSTON
SOUTH CAROLINA

May 10, 2006

While it is no consolation for your loss, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and fellow officers of Assistant Chief Deputy Lyon.

While I did not have the privilege to have known him personally, I am certain that he has found a place in heaven through his selfless service to those he swore to protect.

Rest in peace my friend; those of us who remain will cover your post on the thin blue line.

Officer Ryan McNeil
Medicine Lodge, KS Police Department

May 10, 2006

“REMEMBER ME”
Law enforcement officers are, indeed, a special breed of people. Ask anyone on the street and they will tell you that they would not have our jobs for anything in the world. It takes something special to do what we do and at the same time be able to even contemplate retirement. We try to be optimists. Unfortunately, there are a few of us who will never make that date with retirement. By the very nature of our job, we are at risk everyday of losing our lives, either at the hand of some deranged individual or in some other situation that we, by virtue of our occupation, may be unable to avoid. Some people have recognized the hazardous duties we involve ourselves in, the risks we take, and the pride we take in accomplishing that job. There is National Law Enforcement Week, dedicated to us who gladly accept the responsibility of protecting the citizens in our respective jurisdictions. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day is dedicated to those who gave their lives in the line of duty. These are but two examples of remembrances specifically for law enforcement personnel. Remembrances that come but once a year. We should remind fellow officers of another type of remembrance, one that will last a lifetime. Sooner or later, a doctor will pronounce us dead. It is inevitable. Regardless of whatever happens, death is the end we will all have to face.
“IT IS IN DEATH THAT WE CAN LIVE FOREVER”
Author Unknown

Jim Moore
New Orleans P.D., Retired

May 10, 2006

You are a hero. Thank you for your many years of service to your fellowman. Rest in peace my brother. May God bless you and your loved ones. May God grant your loved ones the strength to endure through this difficult time.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

May 10, 2006

I spoke with Chief Lyon as recent as Monday the day before his death. I found that Chief Lyon was a great asset to the Law Enforcement field, the citizens and community he served as well as some big retail corporations. Chief Lyon was an unbelievable Organized Retail Theft contact for. He tirelessly worked several active ORT cases and was instrumental in identifying and building cases on several major cases affecting our business. His efforts, dedication and professionalism will be missed.
God Bless his wife and his fellow officers.

Manager - ORT Investigations
LOWES Companies

May 10, 2006

Rest in peace my brother.

Trp. Mark Self
T.H.P.

May 10, 2006

Thank you for your years of service and sacrifice for you community. You and your family are in our prayers.

Doug Eatherton
St. Louis City Police

May 10, 2006

My prayers to the family and friends of Chief Deputy Lyon,,, Rest in Peace sir!

Officer Thomas Wiederhold #1890
Fort Worth Police,Tx

May 10, 2006

Rest in Peace.

Atlanta, GA
Department of Justice

May 10, 2006

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