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Remembering Special Agent Mike Lynch

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With so many people in attendance, including area law enforcement, Lynch’s family is happy to know that he is remembered and respected where he once lived. With so many people in attendance, including area law enforcement, Lynch’s family is happy to know that he is remembered and respected where he once lived.
Special Agent Mike Lynch was a member of the air force before joining the FBI as a special agent. Special Agent Mike Lynch was a member of the air force before joining the FBI as a special agent.

Friends, family, and officers alike came together despite the cold temperatures to honor and remember a fallen agent who grew up in St. Marys. Special Agent Mike Lynch was a member of the air force before joining the FBI as a special agent.  He was killed in the line of duty in plane accident on December 16th, 1982.

"Mike was onboard with three other agents of the FBI, all out of the Chicago office, and they were also on the plane with a cooperating defendant," said Thomas Mygrants, who is chairman of the Society of Former Special Agents of FBI Dayton Chapter.  "The pilots flew too low and the plane crashed; all on board were lost."

So now, 34 years later, a special organization with the FBI honored Lynch by planting an American flag at his grave as a part of a program put on for special agents lost in the line of duty.

"It's very important for family members and friends and people to know that the sacrifice was not in vain and that it is an important thing," Mygrants said.

With so many people in attendance, including area law enforcement, Lynch’s family is happy to know that he is remembered and respected where he once lived.

"It's very heartwarming, it's such an honor, and Mike would be so touched and very humbled by this, and it also helps us get through another anniversary of it actually," said Jane Lynch, Mike's Widow.  "Since this happened to us, our Christmases have never been the same, there's always just been something missing, and it's him.  Seeing this today and all these people come out on such a cold day, it really does help us."

The Society of Former Special Agents also says that they will publish Lynch’s story in their magazine, The Grapevine, so that more people can hear his story and think of him and his family in the upcoming holiday season.

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