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

Sir, I honor your service and your sacrifice. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9.

Daniel
Citizen

August 29, 2006

Chief, you were one of the most decent people I have ever met. The Shields family considers itself fortunate to have known you and I am thankful for the chance to serve with you. Few will understand just how much you did for our community and how painful it was to see you leave us. Wade and I really miss seeing you and the team come through the door at work. May the lord comfort your family and aid us in finishing your work on this Earth. God's speed sir; you are forever missed.

Patrolman David Shields
Knox County Sherrif's Dept. Reserve

July 17, 2006

Peace be with you always...

Mrs. Natalie Jensen
wife of Detective Jared Jensen EOW 2/22/06

July 15, 2006

To the Knox County Sheriff's Office and the Lyon family. The Sarasota S.O. wishes peace upon you during this time. Nothing can replace the loss of a brother officer, friend or family member. Cherish the legacy Assistant Chief Lyon left behind. Peace.

Lt. James Quinn
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, Fl.

July 6, 2006

Chief, you hired me years ago and gave me the chance I needed to get my foot in the door. Although I moved on I appreciate what you did for me. I was saddened when I heard about the accident and I know that Knox County will miss a fine administrator. Thank you for your service.

Deputy Robert W. Miller
Anderson County Sheriff's Office, SC

July 6, 2006

Chief, I know it's only been a short while since you left us, but I still miss you each and every day. I know that I am going to be a better person for having known you, and it still just isn't the same not to hear your voice everyday requesting me to run things for your cases. I hope to speak to you again someday, until then, keep Heaven safe for the rest of us. You are truly missed.

David Daulton
KCSO Leids

July 4, 2006

It's hard to believe that I will never again hear your voice. I will never hear you call me on the radio. Never hear your voice on the phone. You were so much a part of the KCSO that even now when something big happens I think I need to page Keith. The hardest thing that I have ever done in my life was having to make the radio announcement that you were 10-7. You will always be U7 to me. You are still missed. My love goes out to your family.

Sandy/Dispatch
KCSO

July 2, 2006

Thank you for your service.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
California Highway Patrol

June 28, 2006

WELL IT HAS BEEN A MONTH, I MISS YOU MORE EVERY DAY, I MISS THAT RAPID FIRE VOICE ON THE PHONE.
ON THE DAY YOU WERE BURIED, I LOOKED IN THE SKY WHEN THE BALLOONS WERE SET FREE AND THERE WAS A HEART SHAPE OPENING IN THE GRAY CLOUDS AND I KNOW THAT WAS A SIGN FROM YOU AND GOD SAYING I'M OKAY AND THAT YOUR PRESENCE AND GOD'S WAS WITH US.

I JUST WANTED YOU TO ALSO KNOW THAT PEOPLE PROBABLY THOUGHT I WAS A BAD DRIVER THAT DAY BECAUSE I WAS BLOWING THE HORN TETLLING OTHER CARS TO GET OUT OF THE LINE, EVERYBODY IN THE CAR WITH ME DID NOT KNOW WHETHER TO CRY OR LAUGH. BUT IT WAS YOUR KIND OF HUMOR THAT YOU WOULD HAVE LOVED!!!! LOVE KK

KAREN HUBBS
KNOX CO SHERIFF'S OFFICE

June 21, 2006

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Chief Lyon, especially to his wife. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading all the reflections left for Keith, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Keith's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Keith's life was about so much more than the way he died. Keith will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Chief Lyon, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been three years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,


Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis Ray McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

June 10, 2006

Chief it has been a month today since we lost you. It still does not seem real. We miss you so very much. You were such an inspiration to the entire Dept. We knew if Chief wanted something you better get it and get it fast with no mistakes. We Love and Miss you dearly Sir. Don't work them to hard in Heaven. You will be never forgotten!!!

Brandy w.
Knox Co Sheriff Office LEIDS

June 9, 2006

My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers at this incredibly difficult time.

Michigan Department of Corrections
Friend of Deputy Perry Fillmore EOW 4/27/04

May 26, 2006

Chief Lyon was one of the finest officers I ever had the privilege of knowing. He was a dedicated officer that epitomized the motto "Protect and Serve". Chief Lyon will be sadly missed, yet fondly remembered. "Well done, thy good and faithful servant."

Sgt. Frank Scimonelli
Knox County Sherrif's Dept. Reserve

May 23, 2006

Chief Lyon: Although we never met we have a mutial friend. I know he was deeply sadden the day you were called to duty in Heaven. My chief has often said law-enforcement officer know that bad things happen to good people. Police/sheriffs are people who have a need to get in involved and help those people in need. My prayers are with you, your family, and the Knox County law-enforcement community. Thank you for your service and may God bless you.

Sgt. Mark F. Wojnarek
Clarksville Police Department, Tennessee

May 23, 2006

chief, I met you back a few years ago. You werea great impression. I want to thank you for your dedicated service. My prayers go out to your family.

Deputy Tony Boring
Blount conty sheriff's Office

May 21, 2006

THE NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIV. PD IN CHICAGO,IL SENDS ITS CONDOLENCES AND PRAYERS TO ASST.CHIEF DEPUTY KEITH LYON AND THE ENTIRE KNOX COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT. ON THIS GREAT LOSS. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE DEPUTY LYON.

NEIU PD


NORTHEASTERN IL. UNIV. PD

May 20, 2006

Asst. Chief Deputy Lyon,

Thank you for your excellent service to the citizens of Knox County. I know the fine community that you served since I have relatives in Maryville and nearby Vonore. After reading the reflections left for you I am most humbled to know that while here on earth you worked not unto man but unto the Lord as scripture instructs that we do. Thank you my brother that you overcame the enemy by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of your testimony while here on earth. May you rejoice now everlasting with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Probation Officer II Richard Herrera
Georgia Dept. of Corrections- State Probation

May 19, 2006

To the Lyon family,
I am so sorry about your loss. I know the pain that you and your family are going through. Just know that me and my daughter will keep you in our thoughts and prayers daily. Just know that Keith will be walking the beat in heaven and watching over you daily. Thank you Keith for serving and protecting our state as long as you did. Rest in peace our Brother in Blue. May you and Jason contunine to walk the beat and watch over our family's.

Joni & Jayden Scott
Wife & Daughter of Deputy Jason M. Scott
Loudon County Sheriff's Dept. E.O.W. 3-12-2004

Joni Scott
LCSD

May 19, 2006

Little Brother, It has been the second greatest honor in my life to have the opportunity to serve with you as a police officer. The greatest honior was to have been your big bother. Thanks for always being there. I love you

Captain Bernie lyon
Knox County Sheriff's Office

May 19, 2006

Chief,
Your love for family has been spoken of by many, and your love and dedication to Law Enforcement was known by all; but it is your love for our Lord Jesus Christ that gives me the peace of mind that I will see you again. Rest easy Hero, in the arms of the "Great Peacemaker", and breathe in those wonderful words, "WELL DONE, YOU GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT; ENTER INTO THE JOY OF THE LORD".

Chaplain Keith R. Bunch
Jefferson County Sheriff's Department

May 18, 2006

My prayers and thought to all who knew and miss Deputy Lyon.

May God lay His healing hands upon the family.

Retired Captain Joe L. Gilliland
Danville, KY PD

May 18, 2006

you always had our back....rest in peace

INV. CHAD SIMPSON
5TH JDTF, TN

May 17, 2006

I LOST A VERY GOOD FRIEND,AND BOSS ON THE NINTH OF MAY. HE WAS A PERSON OF INTEGRITY, I TRULY RESPECTED HIM. THERE WILL NOT BE ANY MORE OF "USELESS, ARE YOU GOING TO DO ANYTHING? AND NO ONE ELSE WILL CALL ME K. I GRIEVE NOT ONLY FOR MYSELF, HIS FAMILY,OUR DEPARTMENT, BUT I IMAGINE HE IS HAVING THE LAST LAUGH SAYING WHAT TROUBLE IS SHE CAUSING NOW.
HEAVEN TRULY GAINED A STAR, I AM SURE THAT HE AND STEVE ARE THERE LAUGHING BECAUSE WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO NOW.

I WILL MISS YOU!!! I HAVE ADDED YOUR RESTING PLACE TO MY LIST NOW, SO YOU WANT BE HAVING ANY REST, BECAUSE I WILL BRING YOU FLOWERS AND SAY YOU CANT GO ANYWHERE NOW, HERE IS MY PROBLEMS

LOVE YOU KK

KAREN HUBBS
KNOX CO SHERIFFS OFFICE

May 17, 2006

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

May 17, 2006

To the family, friends & partners of Deputy Chief Lyons,

On May 9 1987 at 2327 Hrs. God spared my life in a line of duty shooting. How saddened I was to hear that on the anniversary of my survival a fellow officer's life ended trajically at nearly the same hour as my life was extended.

I will never fully understand why I was spared when so many others are not, but I do know that God makes no mistakes. As I read and heard about the testimony of Deputy Chief Lyon I was encouraged to learn of not only his love for the Lord, but for his love of his fellow man. He was truly an example that any officer would do well to aspire too.

It is clear that this love was and is a common thread in a family that has a strong tradition of serving both Law Enforcement and their community. You who are left behind can be proud to have known, loved and served with this Officer and Man of GOD.

My prayers are with you,

D. Chris Schultz Retired Deputy Sheriff Missoula County Montana and current resident of Knox County TN.

Retired Deputy Sheriff D. Chris Schultz
Missoula Country Montana Sheriff's Department

May 17, 2006

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