The One Hundred Club of San Mateo County

John W. Lyle

John W. Lyle


  • Officer


  • Menlo Park Police Department

  • Date of Birth: July 4, 1931

  • End of Watch: September 22, 1960

Officer Lyle stopped a stolen car in a downtown Menlo Park parking lot.  The suspect, and Officer Lyle, exchanged shots.  Officer Lyle was wounded several times.  While he lay wounded, the suspect then shot Lyle in the back of the head.  The suspect was apprehended, sentenced to death and executed in San Quentin State Prison in November 1962.
  • Office Area: Menlo Park Police Department
  • Date of Birth: July 4, 1931
  • End of Watch: September 22, 1960
  • Title/Position: Officer
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