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News Release
Lyle Mc Kinstry - 08/12/19

Lyle Mark Mc Kinstry died Monday July 29, 2019 of natural causes at Tanner Springs Assited Living in West Linn. He was 92 years old. Lyle completed his GED at Benson High School after serving in the Merchant Marine during WW II. He followed his father into the Fire Department and then transfered to the Police Bureau. He served 35 year as a police officer. He also worked as a general contractor many times putting 16 hr. days. 

Lyle will be remembered as a gentle, positive, generous person. There is an online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits.

I worked jail with Lyle in 1972. We were going into a cell to take a sharpened spoon handle (shiv) from a prisoner. Just after we entered the cell Mac shoved me asside and took the shiv in the muscle of his arm. He was a true hero.