Police Officer Joshua Phillip Lynaugh

Police Officer Joshua Phillip Lynaugh

St. Paul Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Saturday, February 16, 2013

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Joshua Phillip Lynaugh

Police Officer Josh Lynaugh died as the result of a heart attack while involved in a foot pursuit and search for a suspect in St. Paul.

He was able to catch the subject and took him into custody. After placing the subject in his patrol car, Officer Lynaugh suddenly became ill. He was transported to a local hospital where he remained until passing away eight days later.

Officer Lynaugh had served with the St. Paul Police Department for five years. Officer Lynaugh is survived by his parents, brother, and sister. His father also served with the St Paul Police Department, and Officer Lynaugh wore his father's badge.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 686

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Friday, February 8, 2013

foot pursuit

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Josh, not a week goes by I don’t reflect on our time in the county jail together. Unfortunately, others have followed you to the other side and I am here today reflecting on you Jason Flahve and Brandon Berg. Each of you were dear to me, and I am attempting to live in a way that would make your parents proud and make your existence worth living. Your spirit lives on and I think about you all the time.

I live by one quote something I learned from you, “ if you did not spill the same blood with me in the same mud with me, I don’t know you, I can’t trust you”

You’re with me always.

Your eternal brother in blood and uniform

Noah LaBathe

Ex police officer. Ex correctional ofc
Metro Transit and Ramsey County

December 9, 2023

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