David Kent Dillon 1964 - 2008
Services for Lt. David Kent Dillon, 44, Eudora, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Lawrence. Burial with law enforcement honors will be in Washington Creek Church Cemetery in rural Douglas County.
Lt. Dillon died Saturday, June 28, 2008, in an accident as he was riding his bicycle on a rural road near Eudora.
He was born Feb. 18, 1964, in Topeka, the son of John and Joyce Dillon. He was raised on a dairy farm at Lone Star Lake. He attended Wakarusa Valley School and South Junior High School. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1982.
He joined the Douglas County Sheriff's Office in 1982 as a corrections officer and rose to the rank of lieutenant. During his tenure, he was an instructor of the D.A.R.E. program and was involved in the start-up and opening of the new county jail in 1999. At the time of his death, he held the assignment of Corrections Operations for the Douglas County Jail.
Survivors include his parents, of Overbrook; two daughters, Meghan and Molly, both of Olathe; two brothers, a twin, Douglas and wife Tracey, Lawrence, and Jeffrey and Jose Herrera of San Francisco; a grandmother, Leora Woodruff, Overbrook; three aunts, Jackie Flory, Lawrence, Yvonne Heinen and husband Larry, Andover, and Marsha McKee and husband Jim, Pelzer, S.C.; an uncle, Douglas Garst and wife Julie, Harker Heights, Texas; and nephews Austin and Cameron Dillon.
Lt. Dillon was married to Suzie Zinn, mother of his daughters, and Monica Zylstra, of Phoenix.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
The family request memorials to the David K. Dillon Memorial Fund at Corner Bank, 4621 W. Sixth St., Lawrence, KS 66046. Funds will be used for a Douglas County Memorial and Law Enforcement Scholarship Fund.
Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at www.rumsey-yost.com.