Circumstances of Death
Prohibition Agent Howell Lynch, accompanied by a local deputy sheriff, raided a still near Gainesboro, TN. During the raid they were fired upon from ambush and Agent Lynch was killed. A suspect was never identified.
Agent Lynch joined the Prohibition Unit on October 13, 1921, with an annual salary of $1,500.
Agent Lynch was born in Carthage, TN. He was survived by his wife.