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.

Bio

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

Incident Details

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

domestic

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It has been 17 years my friend... 17 years since you laid your life down to save so many others. Thank you Roger, for all you have done while here on this side of eternity. I will never forget the many memories we shared or the night you paid the ultimate sacrifice. I can recall every detail about it. Sorry I did not get there fast enough. Seems God was truly protecting so many that night and in many different ways. You sir are a true hero. I know you are in heaven and that gives me great peace. Until we meet again....

20 year LEO, Robert Johnson
Former Livingston County Deputy Sheriff

June 2, 2022

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