Detective Christopher Lyons is currently a member of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Homicide Unit. He began his career at the Clearwater Police Department where he served as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Robbery Unit Detective and then Homicide Unit Detective. He was part of a team of investigators that conducted a reexamination of cold cases at the Clearwater Police Department. Their efforts produced the closure of seven cold cases in a four year period. He retired in 2016 from the Clearwater Police Department and began a second career at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. He was selected as a detective, for the second time, in 2017 when the agency created a full time unit to investigate cold case offenses. The creation of the unit has already resulted in the closure of an armed sexual battery/kidnapping offense that occurred in 1987 that had remained unsolved for nearly 31 years.