Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Lyons Kelliher

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, January 25, 1956

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Reflections for Detective Lyons Kelliher

My dad worked out of Warren Avenue and I recall him calling home tonight the detective Kelleher was killed. He just wanted to assure us he was OK. For years afterward, when we say our nightly prayers we would always include the phrase “and God bless LYONS.” My dad spoke of him often. He was a true hero.

Son of a CPD Detective Gene McTIGUE

January 24, 2019

I’ve never met great grandpa. Matthew kelliher is my soon to be step dad and I just wish I could meet this amazing man that he loves. May he always be in our hearts.

Matthew Herrera

May 6, 2018

Did you know that Detective Kelliher was also a professional football player with the 1928 Chicago Cardinals? A great man with many talents for sure!

Thank you for your service Detective Kelliher.


June 6, 2013

Lyons Kelliher was my grandfather, Detective William P. Fuller's #3262, best friend. Every time I am in the 011 District, I stop at the honor board in the lobby there, which has Lyons name on it, and say a prayer for him. He is not forgotten.

Detective John P. Fuller
Chicago Police Department, Unit #630

May 22, 2013

I never met you but I can say for sure how much I love you and wish I would have had the pleasure of meeting you. I know all your grandchildren feel the same way and we all know you are watching on us from above. Love you grandpa.
Your youngest grandchild,
Matthew Kelliher

Matthew Kelliher

May 9, 2013

A day doesnot go by that I remember who I am. Some way

he comes in what I do each day. My examble THANKS DAD.

Tom kelliher oldest


February 25, 2013

Hey uncle Lyons, the year is 2013, it will be your 57th Anniversary of your death (January 25, 1956). I (Michael Goedert) missed you a lots and always NEVER forget you

My mother, Rose Kelliher Goedert is the last baby sister of Lyons's 7 brothers and sisters. Uncle Lyons is the 2nd.

Captain Patrick Kelliher (Lyon's father) is my grandfather!

Michael J. Goedert

January 10, 2013

Lyons Kelliher was the cousin of my late dad - Edward P. Kelliher. I remember the day Lyons was killed. My mom, Mary Bridget (Kearney) Kelliher, went out for the morning newspaper and was in shock when she saw the front page news that Lyons had been killed. I wish Lyons's great grandson Shaun much success with his future career endeavors.

Patti Kelliher Wiederer

September 15, 2012

Rest in Peace, Detective Kelliher. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 56th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered. .

Rest In Peace

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

January 25, 2012

Fifty-five years have passed since your sacrifice, but the CPD will always remember. To a fellow detective, thank you for your dedication to duty.

Detective Thomas Downes

January 27, 2011

Rest Easy my brother, keep an eye on us from above

Phoenix PD,Brother in Blue

July 31, 2010

You have not been forgotten as true heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still on patrol in the City.

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

January 25, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 22, 2008

Thanks for what you did...I'm sad I never got to meet you but Grandpa says you did some great things and helped a lot of people. I love you Great-Grandpa!


June 23, 2006

Detective Kelliher,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.


January 25, 2006

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