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Patrolman Andrew Lynch | Kansas City Police Department, Missouri Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

Patrolman

Andrew Lynch

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Sunday, May 4, 1913

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/30/1913

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Patrolman Lynch was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest two suspects wanted for Killing Patrolman Homer Riggle three months earlier. Patrolman Lynch was in a pharmacy at 9th Street and Bellefontaine Avenue when he recognized the suspects. The suspect fled and Patrolman Lynch gave chase. A running gun battle ensued and Patrolman Lynch was shot five times. Sergeant Dennis Whalen caught up with the suspects and arrested them. Patrolman Lynch died five days later from his wounds.
11 years later Sergeant Whalen spotted additional suspects wanted in the murders of Patrolman Riggle and Patrolman Lynch. He was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest those suspects.
Patrolman Lynch had been with the agency for six years.

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Patrolman Homer Riggle
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End of Watch: Friday, February 28, 1913
Cause: Gunfire

Sergeant Dennis J. Whalen
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End of Watch: Tuesday, January 1, 1924
Cause: Gunfire

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 97th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
May 4, 2010

 

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