In Memory

Bob Lyon**

Died 1/1/07 at the age of 63, a native of Sacramento, Sheriff's Department for 30 years.  His preference in dress was casual - Hawaiian shirts headed the list.

go to bottom 
  Post Comment

09/14/11 10:57 PM #1    

Larry Friedlander

 From a column in the Bee by Bob Shallit:

Speaking of films, there was quite a reaction to our story about the upcoming movie on the Good Guys hostage crisis in Sacramento in 1991.

Many have vivid - and painful - recollections of the horrific event in which six people died.

But the item evoked lighter memories from Sacramentan Carreen Lyon Chapman.

Her dad, Sgt. Robert Lyon was one of the first Sacramento County sheriff's officers on the scene in 1991.  He's remembered as the officer who stripped down to his baby blue bikini underpants to deliver items demanded by the hostage takers.

That led to the release of several people and saved lives.

In the aftermath of the event, which received international coverage, Lyon received dozens of letters containing the most outlandish sorts of underware.

"He also got several marriage proposals," Carreen says.

Her dad, who died four years ago, had a distinguished career, marked by bold, unconventional actions.  Like what he did in the Good Guys incident.

"He was a hero," she says. 

09/18/11 04:53 PM #2    

Doug Lent

Bob and I crossed paths several times during his years on the Sheriff's department and mine on the Sacramento Fire Department. It was always comforting having him on the scene... he knew his stuff!

Doug Lent

go to top 
  Post Comment