Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # 3
Weapon: Rifle; Semi-automatic
Offender: Shot and killed by Deputy Lynch
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.