KCPD Memorial   Lest We Forget
Police Officer
Andrew Lynch
Kansas City, Missouri Police Department
End of Watch: Sunday, May 4, 1913
Age: 37
DOB: August 23, 1875
Tour: 5 years
Cause of death: Gunfire
Date of incident: April 30, 1913
Suspect information: Apprehended

On April 30, 1913, Officer Andrew Lynch was attempting to arrest John Tatman and Samuel Sherman without backup at Ninth Street and Benton Boulevard when they resisted, grabbed Lynch's gun and fatally wounded him with it. Officer Lynch had taken one of the men's guns a few minutes before when he searched them, and tried to use it to defend himself, but was already too badly injured. When the two men were captured, they confessed to holding up three drug stores in the last three weeks, and to shooting a man right before meeting up with Officer Lynch. They were preparing to rob a drug store when Officer Lynch stopped them. Officer Lynch died of his wounds May 4, 1913 at German Hospital.

Officer Lynch was appointed to the police department in October 1907. His parents, Andrew and Sarah Lynch were Irish immigrants.
Interred: Fon du Lac Township Cemetery, East Peoria, Illinois.

Article by Brent Marchant