Officer Down: Sgt. Tate Lynch

Officer Down: Sergeant Tate Lynch - [Casa Grande , Arizona]


Biographical Info

Age: 36

Cause of Death: Fall

Additional Information:
   Sergeant Lynch had served with the agency for 7 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Incident Details:
Sergeant Lynch succumbed to injuries sustained when he fell from a wall while conducting training exercises with the Pinal County SWAT team.

Sergeant Lynch was a member of the inter-agency Pinal County SWAT team. The team was training at the Pinal County Detention Center, in Florence, where Sergeant Lynch was rappelling down a wall. During his decent, Sergeant Lynch fell, sustaining serious head injuries.

Sergeant Lynch was flown to Scottsdale Healthcare Trauma Center where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

End of Watch: Thursday, October 25, 2007

Ariz. officer has fatal fall during training excercise

The Associated Press

PHOENIX - A Casa Grande police officer has died after being injured in a fall during an Arizona SWAT Team training exercise.

Sgt. Tate Lynch died several hours after being airlifted to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn following the Thursday afternoon accident.

Lynch, 36, was a seven-year police veteran. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Lynch fell while he was rappelling from a wall during a training exercise at the Pinal County Detention Center in Florence.

The state Department of Public Safety Critical Accident Team is investigating to determine how Lynch fell.

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