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Deputy Sheriff Roger Dale Lynch | Livingston County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky Livingston County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff

Roger Dale Lynch

Livingston County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Thursday, June 2, 2005

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 3

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; Semi-automatic

Offender: Shot and killed by Deputy Lynch

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Deputy Roger Lynch was shot and killed after responding to a domestic violence call.

Deputy Lynch arrived at the residence after an 18-year-old girl called 911 to report her parents were fighting. When Deputy Lynch entered the house, the suspect fired at least eight rounds from a rifle, four of which hit Deputy Lynch, killing him. Deputy Lynch was able to fire one round from his service weapon that struck the suspect in the chest, killing him. The 18-year-old daughter was also wounded in the exchange.

In addition to the semi-automatic rifle, the suspect was found to be armed with a loaded handgun and three additional clips of ammunition. Investigators also found a stockpile of over 50 guns in the home.

Deputy Lynch had served with the Livingston County Sheriff's Department for 5 years. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, brother, and sister, and was preceded in death by one brother.

Deputy Lynch was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of American Legion Post 217.

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I told myself that last year would be the last year that I would come here but I was wrong. Its your birthday today and you are on my mind. Happy Birthday, I hope mama makes you an exotic cake that will look great but that is filled with prunes ; ). We were all robbed of so many fun times and future memories, all because you were doing your job. Your life meant nothing to Joseph Calendar and everything to us. You will always be loved and missed Roger!!!

Judy Coleman
May 30, 2016


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