Inspector Vincent P. Lynch

Inspector Vincent P. Lynch

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, August 30, 1941

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Vincent P. Lynch

Inspector Vincent Lynch was struck and killed by an automobile being operated by an intoxicated driver. As Inspector Lynch stepped down from a streetcar on the corner of Sixth Street and Market Street the vehicle struck and killed him.

The automobile failed to stop and two officers gave pursuit of the speeding vehicle. After a 14 block chase one officer fired three shots at the automobile, blowing it's tires out. The suspect leapt from the vehicle and attempted to flee through backyards on foot, but was captured. The suspect was charged with hit-and-run, negligent homicide, drunk driving and speeding.

Inspector Lynch was survived by his wife.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with negligent homicide

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Inspector Lynch,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of San Francisco.


United States Border Patrol

August 30, 2021

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