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Officer Claude S. Lynch

Officer Claud S. LynchDied Nov. 28, 1948 while assisting another officer who was struggling with a prisoner in a police car. He and Officer Henry Johnson arrested a man for discharging a firearm.  The suspect grabbed Officer Johnson's revolver while being transported to jail. During the struggle for the gun, Officer Lynch approached the passenger door of the police car.  Officer Johnson's weapon discharged through the window glass and struck Officer Lynch.
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