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Patrolman Edward P. Lynch | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

Edward P. Lynch

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 7, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # 10445

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Never apprehended

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Patrolman Edward Lynch was shot and killed while off-duty in his driveway on Fenton Avenue, the Bronx, while investigating a possible prowler.

The suspect was believed to be responsible for a large number of burglaries in the area. Following the murder of Patrolman Lynch, a foot post was assigned to the block where Lynch had lived in an attempt to capture the suspect. On January 6, 1938 the same suspect shot and killed Patrolman Anthony V. Tornatore as he walked that foot post. The suspect was never arrested.

At the time he was shot, Patrolman Lynch was leaving his home to attend a school Christmas play in which four of his seven children were performing.

Patrolman Lynch was survived by his wife and seven children.

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End of Watch: Sunday, January 9, 1938
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I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Lynch and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes
December 4, 2015

 

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