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.