Sheriff Charles L. Lynch

Sheriff Charles L. Lynch

Alpena County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

End of Watch Wednesday, August 17, 1887

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Charles L. Lynch

Sheriff Charles Lynch succumbed to gunshot wound sustained almost two months earlier when he was shot by the leader of the Blinky Morgan Gang who was wanted for the murder of Detective William Hulligan, of the Cleveland, Ohio, Police Department, February 8th, 1877.

The leader was apprehended along with two of his members. The leader was convicted of murder and hanged in Ohio on August 3, 1888.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, June 27, 1887
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1888

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Sheriff Charles Lynch, Rest in Peace, we will recall your ultimate sacrifice on every anniversary of your final courageous dispatch ! God Bless You and your Family


August 17, 2015

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