Officer Jeremiah Lynch

Officer Jeremiah Lynch

Mobile Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Monday, June 3, 1872

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Jeremiah Lynch

Officer Jerry Lynch died from stab wounds he received a month earlier while attempting to arrest disorderly individuals on Royal Street between Madison Street and Canal Street.

Officer Lynch and his partner were on foot patrol when they encountered a group of disorderly men. As they attempted to arrest one of the subjects, a man stabbed Officer Lynch in the left lung. His partner drew his weapon and fired at the group. They were able to make their escape, where they attended to Officer Lynch's wound. Officer Lynch succumbed to his wounds a month later.

After the incident, an extensive search ensued. The subject was arrested in 1880, convicted of second-degree murder, and sentenced to ten years. He was pardoned in 1888.

Officer Lynch was a Civil War veteran and had served with the Mobile Police Department for ten years.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Tuesday, May 7, 1872
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Pardoned

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