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Deputy Sheriff Roger Dale Lynch

Livingston County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, June 2, 2005

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Roger Dale Lynch

Hi Roger, I have been thinking of you a lot this week. Hard to believe how many years that have passed since you were taken from us. I am so thankful that you and Debbie were able to come spent the night with me in Branson in May of 2005. We had such a good time. I just made a trip to Livingston County. Carl passed away on December 8th 2020. Carl was suffering from MS. Brian and his family had just spent some time with him during the Thanksgiving season. He was in pretty bad shape and had been in a wheel chair for sometime. He died from a blood clot. Very sad. Due to us being in the middle of the Covid pandemic, the service for Carl was postponed until his birthday on May 15th. Debbie and Amanda were there and I was able to meet them for lunch before I left town. Debbie is as pretty as ever and Amanda is too! Amanda has the best little personality and is such a pretty woman. I am so thankful for them. Our family is all gone but me- That is just too much for me to wrap my mind around so I try not to dwell on it. I bought flowers and had planned on driving out to see Sonny, You and Mama and Daddy. I just could not get myself to drive out there so I was just not strong enough to bring flowers-but I know that you knew I was thinking of you. I plan on making another trip to KY before the year is done. I try to imagine what heaven must feel and look like. Pure joy with no heartache or pain. Streets of Gold. A home prepared for us that we on earth can not even begin to comprehend. Looking into the face of Jesus. Until God calls me home I will continue to miss you. We all do!

Sister of Roger Lynch

June 3, 2021

My heart and prayers are with the family

Joyve Tucker

June 4, 2020

Rest in Peace.

Michael Robinson
US Army Veteran

June 3, 2020

God bless you

Mark Mottola

June 2, 2020

Roger, you would not believe how the world has changed these past 15 years.. My heart still breaks as I remember how in my mind Livingston County,Ky seemed so safe -compared to all that goes on in the world around us...and yet, as was proven to us on this horrible night 15 years ago- no place is immune to senseless violence. You are missed and loved.

Judy Coleman,

June 2, 2020

Here I am thinking about 14 years ago... It was about this time of year in 2005 that I last saw you. I am so thankful that you and Debbie made the trip to see me. We had such a good time. Lol, I remember what a baby you were and I remember Christy and I picking on you for getting Debbie to get you some popcycles. You were so spoiled but no doubt- you knew that. Lots going on in my life right now. My Tony, is really sick. He had bypass surgery last Friday and it's gonna be a hard road back to recovery with him. I selfishly worry about me during all of this. Am I strong enough to help him thur this? I truly have just began to feel like I am ok from all of the unwanted changes in my life. For a while my heart could not recover before something else tragic happened. I lost so many key people in my life in such a short time. I have finally came out of that fog and I realize all the time I wasted and will never get back. So, it is time to get busy living. You would be 65 this year...How crazy is that??? I am sure you would be doing your part to make me feel older than I am feeling and trying hard to not look the part. Ga'maISM is settling in. Not a year passes that I do not wish my grandkids could have known you. My Kaitie will be 13 this year. We have had a long talk about how she has to stay 13 for 3 years before she can go to 14, lol she is growing up and is just a beautiful young lady with a tender sweet heart. Lucas will turn 11 this year. He is a great kid. Such a thinker and a funny little guy. He is very polite and I always notice when we are out how he tries to take care of Ga'ma. He always comes back and patiently waits with me when my back can't make the entire walk in one try. Crubaby will soon stop calling himself by that name. He has grown up so fast and is just a joy for all of us. Right now he is still talking in unknown tongues with a word here and there that makes me understand. I haven't seen them in a couple of weeks. I talked to Brian today and he said he is understanding more and more of what he is saying. He is a smart little man and patient. He will try over and over to help Ga'ma understand what he is saying. Lol, sometimes he even tries to act it out or will find something to pick up to help me get it. Funny little sweetheart. Well, This felt good. A part of me feels silly and wants to erase this...but I won't. I like to remember good times and the more I remember the better I get. This time next year I will have a good cry again as I read my last note to you. I love you and miss you always. This is a crappy time of year. No matter what I am doing, you are always seem to be be one thought away. I am in no hurry to die but I do look forward to the day when I get to see all of you again~ You better be standing there waiting on me!

Sister of Deputy Sheriff, Roger Lynch Ju
Livingston County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

May 17, 2019

Today is your Birthday and I have thought of you a lot today. We both sure let a lot of birthdays get by us- without celebrating. I would now be so honored to celebrate your day with you. I read the note that I posted from last year. I was so excited about our new baby that I wrote his middle name incorrectly. His name is Cru William Coleman. He will be 2 on 6/26. I so wish you could have meet Brian's little family. So many good times we had stolen from us. I still can not fully comprehend that you are gone. It's the magic of not living in Ky. It keeps me from dealing with the loss I feel. You are loved and missed. In a few days it will be June 2nd and I assume as usual I will await the end of that horrible day. Some things never change and some things I would give anything to be able to change.

Judy Coleman
Sister of Roger Lynch (Livingston Co KY)

May 30, 2018

We were tasked to choose an officer to write a report about in my BLET class. I chose you, sir. We are honoring fallen officers in this way in our class. It is my extreme privilege to make your story known among my fellow cadets. I am 51 yrs old presently and the "kids" in my class call me POPS. Thank you for your brave service and I pray that you rest easy sir. You'll always be remembered.

Cadet Jeffrey Webster
Surry Community College BLET Program

August 14, 2017

June 26 of last year, we had a new addition to our family. His name is Cru Michael Coleman. (named after Vanessa's dad) You would love him, he is very vocal but you cant understand anything else other than mama and dada. He will begin talking in Baby language and he gets to raising his arms talking with his hands. He is the sweetest baby! I wish you could have met him as well as Kaitie and Lucas. I have been blessed with sweet grandbabies that truly are pure joy in my heart. I suppose I will always come here on this horrilbe date and share my thoughts with you. You would be shocked at how much you are still missed by so many. I think of you on most days but I try to keep happy times in my mind. I hope mama made you a yummy cake on your birthday : ) Love and Miss you Always!


June 2, 2017

Today is your birthday and I'm thinking about you. I'll always remember you.

Debbie Lynch

May 30, 2017

I told myself that last year would be the last year that I would come here but I was wrong. Its your birthday today and you are on my mind. Happy Birthday, I hope mama makes you an exotic cake that will look great but that is filled with prunes ; ). We were all robbed of so many fun times and future memories, all because you were doing your job. Your life meant nothing to Joseph Calendar and everything to us. You will always be loved and missed Roger!!!

Judy Coleman

May 30, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 2, 2015

It is so hard to believe its been 10 years. I hope you are as happy to be remembered with your scholarship as I am to honor you

Debbie lynch

May 31, 2015

I sit here thinking How can it be that June 2nd will mark 10 years. I wonder about the family of the man who took your life. Sonny left us last year. Michelle had a beautiful baby girl on Debbie's birthday this yrar and my grandbabies are the size of so many memories of David, Amanda and Brian. We are all getting together in June for a 5k run in your honor. I'm sure it will be a huge success. I look so forward to seeing everyone. You are missed and as always nothing seems quite right since you ate gone. Love and miss you, Judy

Judy Coleman

May 1, 2015

I dread this day so much each year. Roger you are always remembered, loved and missed.

Judy Coleman
sister of Roger Lynch

June 1, 2014

Not a day goes by that I dont still think of you


November 25, 2013

I sure miss you! 8 years and it still stuns me like it happened yesterday, I am not so sure that Time heals every wound. I am thankful for the time that we had, the laughs that I can still hear and for the good guy that you were. The world is a better place because you were in it.


May 30, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 7th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 15, 2012

Brian, Thank you for sharing. I hate this time of year. It never gets easier. I hope that someday I can go there. The last time that I saw Roger, I shared some painful things that I was dealing with-with him. I saw such concern on his face and it made me wish I had not been so honest. He hurt because I was hurting. There was nothing else that he could do. I now hurt because he was stolen from us wayyyy too soon. I am still angry and although I am sorry for the Calendar's family's pain. I am glad that Roger killed him. It doesn't bring Roger back but I am glad that the piece of trash is not in a prison somewhere breathing. Roger you are loved and missed!

Judy Coleman

June 1, 2012

It's Memorial Day 2012 and I found myself in Washington, D.C. I went to the Law Enforcement Memorial for the first time and located Roger's name. As I kneeled down and scribed his name on two sheets of paper from the wall my 6 year old boy and 4 year old girl were laying on both sides and repeatedly asked "Daddy, why are you crying". I read one of the quotes carved in the stone at the memorial. It said "It is not how these officers died that made them heroes, it is how they lived." Roger was a great man and I miss my old friend dearly!

Brian Jones
Norfolk Police Department and Friend

May 28, 2012

ROGER l still miss you everyday. Losing you changed my life. You always said I would never forget you and you were right. I will always love you.

Wife of Roger


February 8, 2012

You are in my heart and there you will stay. You are always loved and missed... a little more each day!

Judy Coleman

June 2, 2011

I come here from time to time, "Just missing Roger"
Brian, I am not sure that you and I ever met but thank you! I am so sorry that he had to be taken away so soon...Thank you for taking the time to stop by here and for sharing your thoughts. I know that Roger, Debbie and so many others are proud to call you "friend" It reminds me that we never really realize the footprints that we leave in others lives.


February 23, 2011

Layed another brother in blue to rest today in Norfolk, and it's made me think of my Good old buddy from KY. I stood there today in uniform with American Flag in hand presenting honors as the casket was brought out of the church. I listened to those bag pipes play behind me and in my mind I can still hear the same sound as we stood at the grave yard in Tiline in 2005. I'm suppose to be a man - but I still cry at the lose of my dear friend (Roger). Life deals some hard blows sometimes, but I Thank God we have a Comforter in Him. Debbie I hope that this finds you well, and that you are being comforted by God's Saving Grace!
Love, Brian (or Orville as Roger would say!)

Brian Jones
Norfolk Police Dept

October 30, 2010

It has now been 5 long years. It is just as unreal to me today as it was the night you were taken from us. Roger, you will always be remembered,loved and missed.

Judy Coleman

June 3, 2010

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