Deputy Sheriff Roger Dale Lynch

Deputy Sheriff Roger Dale Lynch

Livingston County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, June 2, 2005

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Roger Dale Lynch

Deputy Roger Lynch was shot and killed after responding to a domestic violence call.

Deputy Lynch arrived at the residence after an 18-year-old girl called 911 to report her parents were fighting. When Deputy Lynch entered the house, the suspect fired at least eight rounds from a rifle, four of which hit Deputy Lynch, killing him. Deputy Lynch was able to fire one round from his service weapon that struck the suspect in the chest, killing him. The 18-year-old daughter was also wounded in the exchange.

In addition to the semi-automatic rifle, the suspect was found to be armed with a loaded handgun and three additional clips of ammunition. Investigators also found a stockpile of over 50 guns in the home.

Deputy Lynch had served with the Livingston County Sheriff's Department for 5 years. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, brother, and sister, and was preceded in death by one brother.

Deputy Lynch was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of American Legion Post 217.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 3
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; Semi-automatic
  • Offender Shot and killed by Deputy Lynch

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Today is your Birthday and I have thought of you a lot today. We both sure let a lot of birthdays get by us- without celebrating. I would now be so honored to celebrate your day with you. I read the note that I posted from last year. I was so excited about our new baby that I wrote his middle name incorrectly. His name is Cru William Coleman. He will be 2 on 6/26. I so wish you could have meet Brian's little family. So many good times we had stolen from us. I still can not fully comprehend that you are gone. It's the magic of not living in Ky. It keeps me from dealing with the loss I feel. You are loved and missed. In a few days it will be June 2nd and I assume as usual I will await the end of that horrible day. Some things never change and some things I would give anything to be able to change.

Judy Coleman
Sister of Roger Lynch (Livingston Co KY)

May 30, 2018

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