Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Owen Ted Lyon

Redding Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, May 19, 1967

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Reflections for Patrolman Owen Ted Lyon

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

May 19, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 51st anniversary of your EOW. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 19, 2018

I was a Campus Police Officer at Shasta College and rode on patrol with Ted a number of times as a Police Science student for extra credit. I left for the military and Vietnam three months before Ted was killed. I learned of his death from another RPD officer with a news article mailed to me. Ted was one of the nicest people I have ever met, and one of the most professional. He and other officers like him from the Redding Police inspired me to make a career of law enforcement. I'm retired now, and will be 70 years old on Oct 3rd. I finished with 32 years of service. God bless Ted, and those like him.

Lieutenant Bill Sponseller (Retired)
Tuolumne County Sheriff's Department

August 30, 2017

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 19, 2015

I don't think I knew Owen Lyon but for me being in the fire / Rescue services the Police & Fire Departments go hand and hand. I am very saddened for what happened to Owen but the shooters will have to face God someday and I shouldn't want to be in his shoes on that day! I am praying for the family and friends as this incident effected a lot of lives. I'm sure a lot of people are going through this hard time of mourning Over Owen.

My condolences to the family, Friends, & co-workers.

Rob Hood.

Retired Rob Hood
Capt. on the Klamath River Fire Dept.

May 19, 2014

You are my hero.


April 16,2013

Joanne Gifford
widow of Ted

April 16, 2013

To my Dad, I miss you more than I can express in words. Its been 40 years, but you still live on in my heart. I've raised two daughters, and they have kids of there own.
Love, your daughter,


October 15, 2012

You are my Great Uncle. I never met you and wish I did. I am also a Police Officer and was shot while on duty. I thank God for surviving and I pray you are in His presence right now. Thank you for your sacrifice.

Officer Jarred Slocum
El Cajon Police Department

September 15, 2012

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Lyon. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 19, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 42nd 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya


May 19, 2009

No fellow California law enforcement personnel killed in the line-of-duty, should be forgotten.

Patrolman Lyon, may Your Soul Rest-In-Peace

Maj M. B. Parlor

May 19, 2008

Forty years ago today you were tragically taken from us, but rest in peace knowing that you left us as a hero and you will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

May 19, 2007

Patrolman Lyon,
On today, the 38th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Redding.


May 19, 2005

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