Officer Claude Lynch

lynch1948.jpgWas shot Nov. 28, 1948, as he ran to assist another officer who was struggling with a prisoner in a police car. He and Officer Henry Johnson had arrested a man for discharging a firearm. 

The suspect grabbed Officer Johnson's revolver while being transported. During the struggle for the gun Officer Lynch approached the passenger door of the police car.  Officer Johnson's weapon discharged through the window glass and struck Officer Lynch's jugular vein.

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