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Detective Ferdinand A. Socha | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Detective

Ferdinand A. Socha

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Thursday, July 4, 1940

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 9 years

Badge # 1117

Cause: Bomb

Weapon: Explosives; Bomb

Offender: Not available

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Detective Ferdinand Socha and Detective Joseph Lynch were killed when a time bomb they were inspecting exploded. The two detectives were inspecting the bomb, which had been discovered at the World's Fair Grounds in Flushing, Queens.

Members of the Bomb Squad, including Detective Socha and Detective Lynch, had removed the bomb to a safe location, but it exploded as the two inspected it.

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Detective Joseph J. Lynch
New York City Police Department, New York
End of Watch: Thursday, July 4, 1940
Cause: Bomb

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Det. Socha,
On today, the 77th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
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United States Border Patrol
July 4, 2017

 

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