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Detective Lynn Russell Sutter | Bethel Park Police Department, Pennsylvania Bethel Park Police Department, Pennsylvania

Detective

Lynn Russell Sutter

Bethel Park Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Saturday, March 28, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Incident Date: 3/28/1987

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Not available

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Detective Sutter was accidentally shot and killed during a shootout during a drug raid.

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Lynn was my friend. We were classmates. He dated my sister. When I would run into him in the mall, I didn't know whether to say "Hi" or ignore him in case he was working under cover as he so often was doing. He was "Cop" all the way! The raid was in a Mt. Lebanon house.... uniformed Mt. Lebanon Officers and plain clothed, under cover task force officers. Lynn came in the back through the basement and was going up the basement stairs when he was mistakenly shot. It still saddens me as I remember that day, and the days after.... and the memorial procession through the streets of Bethel Park...

Dick McNally
Friend and Classmate
June 24, 2012

 

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