Bio & Incident Details
Tour: Not available
Badge # Not available
Cause: Vehicular assault
Incident Date: 8/30/1941
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Suspect: Charged with negligent homicide
Inspector Vincent Lynch was struck and killed by an automobile being operated by an intoxicated driver. As Inspector Lynch stepped down from a streetcar on the corner of Sixth Street and Market Street the vehicle struck and killed him.
The automobile failed to stop and two officers gave pursuit of the speeding vehicle. After a 14 block chase one officer fired three shots at the automobile, blowing it's tires out. The suspect leapt from the vehicle and attempted to flee through backyards on foot, but was captured. The suspect was charged with hit-and-run, negligent homicide, drunk driving and speeding.
Inspector Lynch was survived by his wife.