Patrolman John Lynch

Patrolman John Lynch

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Tuesday, September 19, 1944

John Lynch

Patrolman John Lynch succumbed to injuries sustained seven years earlier when he was assaulted by a man he was attempting to arrest for being drunk in public.

During the assault Patrolman Lynch suffered severe head injuries. Shortly after the assault he began to experience memory loss and his health continued to deteriorate until he passed away on September 19th, 1944.

Patrolman Lynch was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWI. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 57
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Thursday, October 1, 1936
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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Patrolman Lynch,
On today, the 71st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the USN during WW I.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

September 19, 2015

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