Police Officer Claude Lynch

Police Officer Claude Lynch

Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Sunday, November 28, 1948

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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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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

November 28, 2020

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