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 Sheriff 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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Hi Roger, I have been thinking of you a lot this week. Hard to believe how many years that have passed since you were taken from us. I am so thankful that you and Debbie were able to come spent the night with me in Branson in May of 2005. We had such a good time. I just made a trip to Livingston County. Carl passed away on December 8th 2020. Carl was suffering from MS. Brian and his family had just spent some time with him during the Thanksgiving season. He was in pretty bad shape and had been in a wheel chair for sometime. He died from a blood clot. Very sad. Due to us being in the middle of the Covid pandemic, the service for Carl was postponed until his birthday on May 15th. Debbie and Amanda were there and I was able to meet them for lunch before I left town. Debbie is as pretty as ever and Amanda is too! Amanda has the best little personality and is such a pretty woman. I am so thankful for them. Our family is all gone but me- That is just too much for me to wrap my mind around so I try not to dwell on it. I bought flowers and had planned on driving out to see Sonny, You and Mama and Daddy. I just could not get myself to drive out there so I was just not strong enough to bring flowers-but I know that you knew I was thinking of you. I plan on making another trip to KY before the year is done. I try to imagine what heaven must feel and look like. Pure joy with no heartache or pain. Streets of Gold. A home prepared for us that we on earth can not even begin to comprehend. Looking into the face of Jesus. Until God calls me home I will continue to miss you. We all do!

Sister of Roger Lynch

June 3, 2021

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