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Officer Michael F. Tynan | Spokane Police Department, Washington Spokane Police Department, Washington


Michael F. Tynan

Spokane Police Department, Washington

End of Watch: Saturday, June 24, 1916

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 38

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Died in prison

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Officer Michael Tynan was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who had shot and killed another man. He and several other officers had gone to the man's home and told him to give up. The suspect responded by telling to leave or he would shoot them. As the officers backed away the suspect opened the door and started shooting, striking Officer Tynan in the back.

The man was arrested, convicted of Officer Tynan's murder, and sentenced to life in prison. He died in prison on July 18, 1946.

Officer Tynan was survived by his wife and two sons.

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Michael - I know one of your grandsons. You leave a positive legacy. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Jon. Anderson
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July 3, 2016


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