Honor Roll

Osborn A. Lyon

In the early Sunday morning hours of Aug. 19, 1931, Motorcycle Officer Osborn A. Lyon was patrolling the streets of East Oakland. While on Foothill Boulevard, he observed a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed and gave chase. When he reached the intersection of 67th Avenue and Foothill, he sideswiped a truck and was thrown to the street, sustaining severe injuries and loss of blood. Despite the efforts of medical personnel and blood transfusions, Lyon lost his fight for life at 7 a.m.

Lyon, 29, joined the Oakland Police Department on Aug. 1, 1929. He had just transferred to the Traffic Bureau. He was survived by a wife and child.