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Inspector Vincent P. Lynch | San Francisco Police Department, California San Francisco Police Department, California


Vincent P. Lynch

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch: Saturday, August 30, 1941

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Charged with negligent homicide

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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.

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Inspector Lynch,
On today, the 76th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of San Francisco.


United States Border Patrol
August 30, 2017


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