Police Officer Claude Lynch

Police Officer Claude Lynch

Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Sunday, November 28, 1948

Claude Lynch

Officer Lynch was shot and killed as he and his partner were arresting a suspect for firing a gun in public. As the two officers were placing the suspect in their police car the man grabbed the partner's weapon and shot Officer Lynch in the neck.

The suspect was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to four years in prison.

Officer Lynch had been with the agency for 15 years and was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 4 years

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 63rd 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 28, 2011

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