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Constable Eugene Lynch | Hamilton County Constable's Office, Tennessee Hamilton County Constable's Office, Tennessee

Constable

Eugene Lynch

Hamilton County Constable's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch: Thursday, March 7, 1895

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/1/1895

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Constable Eugene Lynch succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained one week earlier when he was ambushed by an escaped prisoner.

Constable Lynch had arrested the man and a female acquaintance the previous day on a warrant charging them with assaulting the man's father. Later in the evening, after the arrest, the male subject was able to escape from Constable Lynch's custody.

The following day Constable Lynch was escorting the female prisoner to the local depot. As they crossed a railroad trestle the male subject opened fire from a hiding spot in some nearby bushes, striking Constable Lynch in the abdomen with a shotgun blast.

Constable Lynch's condition deteriorated until he died on March 7, 1895. Both suspects were arrested in Georgia the day after Constable Lynch's death and returned to Hamilton County to face charges.

Constable Lynch was survived by his brother and other family members.

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