Patrolman Andrew Lynch

Photo of Patrolman Andrew Lynch
End of Watch: Sun, May 4th, 1913
Date of Incident: Wed, Apr 30th, 1913
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 6 years
Age: 38


Patrolman Lynch was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest two suspects wanted for Killing Patrolman Homer Riggle three months earlier. Patrolman Lynch was in a pharmacy at 9th Street and Bellefontaine Avenue when he recognized the suspects. The suspect fled and Patrolman Lynch gave chase. A running gun battle ensued and Patrolman Lynch was shot five times. Sergeant Dennis Whalen caught up with the suspects and arrested them. Patrolman Lynch died five days later from his wounds.

11 years later Sergeant Whalen spotted additional suspects wanted in the murders of Patrolman Riggle and Patrolman Lynch. He was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest those suspects.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


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