Former Tehama County Sheriff Williams...

Former Tehama County Sheriff Williams passes away

There are 16 comments on the Red Bluff Daily News story from Sep 4, 2010, titled Former Tehama County Sheriff Williams passes away. In it, Red Bluff Daily News reports that:

Former five-term Tehama County Sheriff Lyle Williams passed away of natural causes Friday morning in his Red Bluff home.

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Phillip Johnston

Chico, CA

#1 Sep 4, 2010
In 1966 I was driving home from night at the Iron Horse Bar, I was pretty drunk and got stopped by deputies who not only gave me a ride home but drove my car home too. That's the way it was back then, treating people with respect even if they tiped a few too many.

A great man who loved the people he served. RIP
Gardener

Kettleman City, CA

#3 Sep 4, 2010
"The prisoners were people too, Smith recalled Williams telling her."

Funny that's not how anyone that was ever jailed by him recalled him or his clone deputies. He was the biggest redneck "bubbah" this county has ever experienced.
Gardener

Kettleman City, CA

#4 Sep 4, 2010
To Phillip Johnston, you were driving home drunk, and his deputies gave you a pass..That certainly speaks well of Sheriff Lyle doesn't it? I am not sure that makes him a great man.
rb gerber

United States

#5 Sep 4, 2010
Gardener wrote:
To Phillip Johnston, you were driving home drunk, and his deputies gave you a pass..That certainly speaks well of Sheriff Lyle doesn't it? I am not sure that makes him a great man.
You have to remember that things were way different back in the 50's and 60's. Drinking and driving were just considered a stupid thing to do and law enforcement was more concerned with getting you home safely. This was long before MADD and the pressure they put, rightfully, on law enforcement to make it the crime that is now viewed as.
Phillip Johnston

Chico, CA

#6 Sep 4, 2010
Gardener wrote:
To Phillip Johnston, you were driving home drunk, and his deputies gave you a pass..That certainly speaks well of Sheriff Lyle doesn't it? I am not sure that makes him a great man.
The same courtesy was extended to everybody back then, not just me. And when my neighbor's 14 year old son and his buddies took his family car for a joyride one night and got stopped for failing to dim their headlights the sheriff just told them to take the car home and go to bed. No arrests, no towing of the vehicle, nothing.

It was a different world back then, you left your vehicle and your front door unlocked. Guys with pickup trucks would sometimes leave a shotgun or .22 in their gun racks in plain sight, no big deal everybody did it. Kids would cut across Bidwell school with a .22 rifle in hand to hunt squirrels along Brickyard creek clear up to Minch's Meats blood and gut pond where you would stop to collect worms as big as cigars.
Bozo

United States

#7 Sep 4, 2010
"Tehama County Supervisor Bob Williams, whose late grandfather was the sheriffÂ’s brother, said Saturday that funeral arrangements are pending at Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers in Red Bluff." he will be missed , but he was what 4 gen here and bob is sitting in a chair making this town look like idiots, too bad he did that the lead the lead his "grandfather's brother" by being a good man and serving the people that employed then (you know ,ALL the residents of the community, not just the few that quote"came to me in pvt with concerns" , you mean your friends?)
Dan

Vinton, IA

#8 Sep 4, 2010
I knew the man and can tell you all the good that folks are saying about him are true.
Also he was known to be a man of his word i sure liked him he wasn't a phony.
AMAZED

Paradise, CA

#9 Sep 4, 2010
Bozo and Gardener: SHAME ON YOU BOTH! What kind of person logs onto the internet only to post nasty comments on someones obituary? I mean SERIOUSLY PEOPLE GROW UP! I am sorry that you are bitter that you broke the law, went to jail, and were not provided the everyday luxuries that today's criminals are afforded. I am sorry that Bob has worked hard to take away your Pot Gardens that are poisoning our community. Lyle and Bob are good men who have given a good portion of their lives to Tehama County. If you have an opinion, KEEP IT TO YOURSELF and let the loved ones of a dear man morn his death in peace without your negativity.
Phil: Thank you
Michelle

Redding, CA

#10 Sep 4, 2010
Thank you AMAZED. I have had the honor to know this man and his family. Wonderful people. Bless them in their time of loss.
Bozo

United States

#11 Sep 4, 2010
AMAZED wrote:
Bozo and Gardener: SHAME ON YOU BOTH! What kind of person logs onto the internet only to post nasty comments on someones obituary? I mean SERIOUSLY PEOPLE GROW UP! I am sorry that you are bitter that you broke the law, went to jail, and were not provided the everyday luxuries that today's criminals are afforded. I am sorry that Bob has worked hard to take away your Pot Gardens that are poisoning our community. Lyle and Bob are good men who have given a good portion of their lives to Tehama County. If you have an opinion, KEEP IT TO YOURSELF and let the loved ones of a dear man morn his death in peace without your negativity.
Phil: Thank you
typical Red Bluff Red Neck "your rights are not ok here" LMFAO umm ok think what you will but nothing you posted about me is correct on ANY count ;) never even have had a traffic violation in 40 years ,and dont smoke (or drink so i really dont fit in Red Bluff) and seeing i live in the free U.S of A (even if Tehama does not think so)I will express my opinion anytime and anyplace i free the need, including here, you dont like it ? tough , deal with it big guy ;)....lol
Bozo

Chico, CA

#12 Sep 4, 2010
I just realized what an idiot I am and apologize. I never meant to say those mean things and highly regret it. Forgive me, I need help.
Akers

United States

#13 Sep 4, 2010
I think that people that can't even proof read to be sure of correct grammar or spelling are the only ones talking about "red neck Red Bluff" Let this honorable family that serve their country and community mourn the loss of a loved one. We may have freedom in this country to voice our opinion anywhere we like, it doesn't mean we have to do so. Show some class and do it in an appropriate forum. "Grow Up" is exactly the phrase I'd use! There are plenty of other ways to express your viewpoint without violating other's time of sorrow. Williams Family- My condolences...He was a Great man and Bob is also...Let their family mourn in peace!
Iron Horse

Redding, CA

#14 Sep 5, 2010
Gardener wrote:
To Phillip Johnston, you were driving home drunk, and his deputies gave you a pass..That certainly speaks well of Sheriff Lyle doesn't it? I am not sure that makes him a great man.
Yeah, that was the way it was done... he helped set the atmosphere of Red Bluff and covering up many things through the years.
Bob

Lake Havasu City, AZ

#16 Sep 5, 2010
Lyle was truly a Tehama County Treasure. He was always jovial and had a smile every time I talked with him. He even smiled the day at the rodeo when a drunken cowboy laid one on him in the bull arena.
Lyle prevented others from seeking vengance on the coyboy who did not recognize the Sheriff of Tehama.
Lyle didn't smoke. He got his tobacco kick from a little round copen///// box and would always offer others the opportunity to join him. When he observed
others with their boxes of plenty, he would relate,
"I see you have your badge today." I had a career in another law enforcement organization. Otherwise, I, too, would have been one of Tehams Counties finest. God Speed my friend.
Exceptions

San Luis Obispo, CA

#18 Sep 7, 2010
With the exception of Lyle, his wife, and the daughter who took care of him, the whole other part of his family is money hungry, and corrupt. I'm sorry for the loss of a good man, but I'm not sorry for the other family members who were just waiting for him to die.

You can say all you want that this isn't the right forum for this, but I think it's a shame that he only has a few family members who were there for him. The rest of that clan is shameful.
Red Bluff CA

San Luis Obispo, CA

#19 Sep 7, 2010
AMAZED wrote:
What kind of person logs onto the internet only to post nasty comments on someones obituary?
This was not his obituary, this is just a news column in the paper, his obituary has not even ran yet. So, for those who want to comment about a news item, they have every right to do so, that is the greatest and the worst thing about our first amendment rights.

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