Officer Claude Lynch
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.