Patrolman Lee Lynam

Patrolman Lee Lynam

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, January 17, 1880

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Lee Lynam

Patrolman Lee Lynam was shot and killed by a suspect he had arrested earlier in the day. The suspect was released and told to behave. He tracked down Patrolman Lynam and shot and killed him inside a cafe at 109 East Third Street.

The suspect was later apprehended and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Officer Lynam had served with the Dayton Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife, five children, parents, and brother. He is buried in Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, Section 31 Lot 83, Dayton, Ohio.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, January 7, 1880
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Apprehended

ambush, retaliation

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Patrolman Lynam,
On today, the 140th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Dayton. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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January 17, 2020

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