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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Here I am thinking about 14 years ago... It was about this time of year in 2005 that I last saw you. I am so thankful that you and Debbie made the trip to see me. We had such a good time. Lol, I remember what a baby you were and I remember Christy and I picking on you for getting Debbie to get you some popcycles. You were so spoiled but no doubt- you knew that. Lots going on in my life right now. My Tony, is really sick. He had bypass surgery last Friday and it's gonna be a hard road back to recovery with him. I selfishly worry about me during all of this. Am I strong enough to help him thur this? I truly have just began to feel like I am ok from all of the unwanted changes in my life. For a while my heart could not recover before something else tragic happened. I lost so many key people in my life in such a short time. I have finally came out of that fog and I realize all the time I wasted and will never get back. So, it is time to get busy living. You would be 65 this year...How crazy is that??? I am sure you would be doing your part to make me feel older than I am feeling and trying hard to not look the part. Ga'maISM is settling in. Not a year passes that I do not wish my grandkids could have known you. My Kaitie will be 13 this year. We have had a long talk about how she has to stay 13 for 3 years before she can go to 14, lol she is growing up and is just a beautiful young lady with a tender sweet heart. Lucas will turn 11 this year. He is a great kid. Such a thinker and a funny little guy. He is very polite and I always notice when we are out how he tries to take care of Ga'ma. He always comes back and patiently waits with me when my back can't make the entire walk in one try. Crubaby will soon stop calling himself by that name. He has grown up so fast and is just a joy for all of us. Right now he is still talking in unknown tongues with a word here and there that makes me understand. I haven't seen them in a couple of weeks. I talked to Brian today and he said he is understanding more and more of what he is saying. He is a smart little man and patient. He will try over and over to help Ga'ma understand what he is saying. Lol, sometimes he even tries to act it out or will find something to pick up to help me get it. Funny little sweetheart. Well, This felt good. A part of me feels silly and wants to erase this...but I won't. I like to remember good times and the more I remember the better I get. This time next year I will have a good cry again as I read my last note to you. I love you and miss you always. This is a crappy time of year. No matter what I am doing, you are always seem to be be one thought away. I am in no hurry to die but I do look forward to the day when I get to see all of you again~ You better be standing there waiting on me!

Sister of Deputy Sheriff, Roger Lynch Ju
Livingston County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

May 17, 2019

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