Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer John W. Lyle

Menlo Park Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, September 22, 1960

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Reflections for Police Officer John W. Lyle

I made sure to bring up your anniversary today in morning briefing today.

Officer 145746 .
Menlo Park PD

September 22, 2019

I knew Officer Lyle’s son when I was 10. I looked up to him. I was younger and he was kind to me. Although I was too young to know Officer Lyle, his death and always stayed with me. I respected his son and I’m sure Officer Lyle would be proud of John Jr.

Tom Cooper
Resident of Menlo Park

October 8, 2018

God bless you John Lyle. As a fellow officer of 36 years at Tacoma PD, and still serving, your sacrifice to duty is not forgotten. God bless your entire family as well.

Patrol Officer Kevin Lorberau
Tacoma PD, Washington

April 20, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother. You are not forgotten

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

September 22, 2017

It's been 56 years today since you were taken from us. We've learned to live with your absence but have never gotten over it. We miss you everyday. I'm thankful I learned that you were a Christian and that each night we prayed 'Bless Daddy in heaven," was really true. The one thing I've regretted is that you never got to see us grown up and to meet your grandchildren. But I know you will one day. You have great grandchild as well. They are all beautiful. One grandson followed in your footsteps. I'm so proud of him and of you. Will always love you.

Susan Olson

September 22, 2016

Jack Lyle was a good cop who never looked the other way.

Deputy Sheriff Ret.
San Mateo County. Ca

December 10, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Lyle. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 15, 2012

We all still miss you and love you Daddy. You are forever on our minds and always in our hearts.
You are my Superman and my Guardian Angel.

Donna Lyle

May 2, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 49th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


September 22, 2009

You may be gone but you are never forgotten.RIP.


November 16, 2008


You brought such a bright light and fun into all our lives, we will always miss you. I'll always remember that you delivered a little boy that was named after you and hope that the little girl to whom you gave one of our puppies when her dog was killed remembers you as well.

Norma Lyle

July 30, 2008

To Officer John Lyle and his family:

I had the pleasure of meeting your wife yesterday at the NorCal Cops meeting and wanted to post a reflection to say that your memory is still honored and revered.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service you gave to your country in the military and to the citizens of California as a police officer, and for the supreme sacrifice you and your family made on September 22, 1960. Rest in Peace, Officer Lyle

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

April 6, 2008

Officer Lyle,
On today, the 46th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but also for our Country when you served in the USAF. It took two more years, but your murderer finally got the justice that he deserved.



September 22, 2006

Thanks, Dad, You are my hero.
Your daughter


July 11, 2006

We remember and learn from those who went before us. Always in our hearts.

David Bailey
MPPD (Ret.)

January 22, 2006

You are not forgotten........

AZ Narc

November 30, 2005

Gone, but never forgotten! Rest in peace Officer Lyle.

Menlo Park resident/SFPD Officer

April 22, 2004

May God bless you for sacrifice and dedication to your family and community.

PO Doug Eatherton
St. Louis City Police

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