Federal Prohibition Agent Howell J. Lynch

Federal Prohibition Agent Howell J. Lynch

United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Prohibition Unit, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, July 6, 1922

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Howell J. Lynch

Federal Prohibition Agent Howell Lynch was shot and killed while raiding a still near Gainsboro, Tennessee, with a local deputy sheriff.

The raiding party was fired on from ambush and Agent Lynch was killed. No suspects were ever identified in his murder.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Tennessee
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never identified


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While no suspects were ever identified and therefore brought to justice they surely faced a higher justice at a later time. No passage of time will ever erase your memory, service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 6, 2020

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