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 a suspect who was wanted for the murder of Detective William Hulligan, of the Cleveland, Ohio, Police Department, February 8th, 1877.

The suspect was also mortally wounded in the shootout.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, June 27, 1887
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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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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