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Trooper Scott A. Lyons
Aug. 26, 1974 - Sept. 2, 1997
Trooper Scott A. Lyons
Trooper Scott A. Lyons
Lost In The Line of Duty
Oregon State Police Trooper Scott A. Lyons was killed in a traffic accident along with Sergeant James D. Rector while on routine patrol west of Crescent, Oregon on September 2, 1997.
Trooper Lyons had been with the Oregon State Police for almost two years and had followed in the footsteps of his father, Senior Trooper Bill Lyons, an instructor at the Oregon State Police academy.
Trooper Lyons, who was single, grew up in Bend and had served 4 seasons as an Oregon State Police cadet at Government Camp, Florence and Coos Bay.  After completing Oregon State Police basic training he was assigned to Gilchrist in 1995.  Lyons, regarded as a rising star, was selected to be a recruitment coach for new officers, a responsibility normally reserved for the most experienced officers.