Floyd County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jonathan Lyle was found unresponsive and pronounced dead at his home on Thursday, April 28.


“We are deeply saddened by the loss of a good deputy and friend,” commented Sheriff Tim Burkhalter. “We ask for the entire community to surround the Lyle family and our law enforcement family with their thoughts and prayers.”


Deputy Lyle was known throughout the county as the start from the show “Scared Straight”. Several people throughout the county posted on the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page sending their thoughts and prayers to the Sheriff’s Office and Jonathan’s family.

From Reporter Tony Potts:

Jonathan has been a friend of mine for several years. He was one of the most genuine men I have ever had the honor of working with.  They’re people who go to work for law enforcement for a job, not Lyle. He went into to to help people. I have had the honor to ride with Lyle numerous times and his goal was also to help people, not just collect a pay check.  He loved his children and his family very, very much, and my heart goes out to them.  I also want to thank Lyle for his service in the military.  Rest in Peace my friend.